Donald & Barbara

Zucker School of Medicine

The Zucker Difference

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.

Student Centered Learning

Student Centered Learning

PEARLS 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. Our lab combines the best of traditional methods with the latest in digital imaging.

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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.

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

Match Day

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.

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Prime Location

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

Student Run Free Clinic

Community Outreach and Involvement

At Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, 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 community.

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Research Opportunities

Most research experiences will take place at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (FIMR), which currently ranks in the top 6th percentile of all National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants awarded to research centers

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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 AffairsZucker Student Council and over 50 active student organizations. Medical students have the option of getting involved in many of these organizations throughout their time in medical school.

Learn More about our Innovative Curriculum

Our school has established a culture in which learning is valued over teaching and students are self-directed learners, have honed their ability to independently research questions, can problem solve, work in teams, think critically, and turn their knowledge into action. When founding the school, we sought a significant departure from the traditional undergraduate medical education curriculum.

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Updates & Events

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Events 2021


Together Again

Together Again

Returning to Campus. Learn more about returning to normal operations on campus.

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Well Said with Dr. Ira Nash

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Academic Calendar

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Faculty Opportunities

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

Global Health Opportunities

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Humanities in Medicine

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