Donald & Barbara

Zucker School of Medicine

 Zucker School of Medicine

for one of the most important decisions of your life.

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Dr. Lawrence Smith honored with

Truly Lifetime Achievement Award

The Northwell Health Truly Awards celebrate the physicians of Northwell Health Physician Partners for the positive impact they make to change our lives. 

Click here to watch Dr. Smith accept The Dr. Lawrence Smith Lifetime Achievement Award

The Zucker Difference

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Innovative Interactive Curriculum

Our program offers an innovative, highly interactive and participatory curriculum with emphasis on small group, case-based learning, PEARLS. 

Faculty Development


The faculty of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell consists of more than 3,500 nationally and internationally recognized medical educators, clinicians, and scientists who represent a vast number of diverse specialties and a wide range of interests.

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Partnership with Northwell Health

Hofstra University and Northwell Health are partners in the establishment and operation of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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The Match

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell graduates have successfully matched into highly competitive residency programs across the country in a wide variety of specialty areas.

Prime Location

Prime Location

Located in western Long Island, NY, the Zucker School of Medicine is just 25 miles from the excitement of New York city.

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Outreach & Involvement

We are committed to educating future physicians to embrace responsibility for the health of their communities and to be activists who advocate at the local, regional, and national level for the best care for patients and their communities.

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Research Opportunities

Research experiences will take place at either Cold Spring Harbor Labs or The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (FIMR).

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On-Campus Amenities

Comfortable and attractive graduate student on-campus housing is offered with ample parking available, as well as multiple dining, recreation and entertainment options.

Fraternities & Sororities

Student Organizations

Student Life at the Zucker School of Medicine is supported by the Office of Student Affairs, Zucker Student Council and over 50 active student organizations. 

Learn more about our innovative curriculum.

Student Centered Learning


The foundation of our curriculum during the first two years is a hybrid case/problem based learning program called PEARLS, an acronym for Patient-centered Explorations in Active Reasoning, Learning and Synthesis.

Early Meaningful Patient Interactions

Early Meaningful Patient Interactions

The Initial Clinical Experience (ICE) allows first and second-year medical students to complement their classroom learning with 'hands-on' experience working with patients for one full afternoon each week.

Structure Lab

Hands on Training

The Structure Lab integrates all the disciplines of anatomy under one roof. Students learn normal gross anatomy, histology, and embryology alongside pathology, medical imaging, ultrasound, and physical diagnosis. 

Updates & Events


Events 2021

MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021

  • Med School Orientation
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Well Said with Dr. Ira Nash

Top Links

More information and top-visited sites.

Academic Calendar

Review important class and exam dates.

Faculty Opportunities

Explore our part time and full-time opportunities for faculty.

Global Health Opportunities

Find out more about our Global Health Opportunities


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Stay connected with the Zucker School of Medicine alumni community here.

Humanities in Medicine

Learn More about our Humanities in Medicine Program

Welcome to the Zucker School of Medicine.

We are committed to training innovative physicians whose backgrounds and experiences are as diverse as the people they treat. The Zucker School of Medicine ranks among the top medical schools in the country for primary care, and is one of the most diverse schools in the country, according to US News & World Report.

Our institution was built upon the strong clinical and graduate medical education programs of Northwell Health and the robust research and academic programs of Hofstra University, the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. We invite you to explore our website and discover how this dynamic collaboration has transformed medical education through the creation of our innovative curriculum that integrates academic course content with hands-on clinical experiences -- starting on the first day of medical training.

About the Zucker School of Medicine

Established in 2008, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell on Long Island, New York, was founded by two equal partners: Hofstra University and Northwell Health. It was the first allopathic medical school established in Nassau County, Long Island, and the first new medical school in the New York metropolitan area in more than 35 years. A diverse community of 400 students and over 3100 faculty, Zucker School of Medicine is a premier medical school located on the North Campus of Hofstra in western Long Island, just 25 miles from Manhattan.