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.
The Zucker Difference
Innovative Interactive Curriculum
Our program offers an innovative, highly interactive and participatory curriculum with emphasis on small group, case-based learning, PEARLS.
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.
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.
Located in western Long Island, NY, the Zucker School of Medicine is just 25 miles from the excitement of New York city.
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.
Comfortable and attractive graduate student on-campus housing is offered with ample parking available, as well as multiple dining, recreation and entertainment options.
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.
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
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.
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.
Dr. Smith Honored
LIBN Honors Zucker School of Medicine’s Founding Dean
Dr. Lawrence Smith, founding dean of the Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine was recently named among the most powerful in healthcare by Long Island Business News (LIBN)
Zucker School of Medicine
Dancing into Healthier Habits with POWER Kids Move
POWER Kids Move, a virtual space for patients from Northwell Health’s outpatient pediatric weight management program and their families to learn about nutrition and physical activity in a group setting.
A Pipeline to Success
Zucker School of Med Celebrates ZPP’s Inaugural Class
On Friday, August 6, 2021, four students celebrated a momentous occasion—completing the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine’s Zucker Pipeline Program.
MSPP Graduates first medical student
Recent medical school graduate Britney Nathan, MD, credits her success to the Medical Scholars Pipeline Program,
The first student of the Medical Scholars Pipeline high school program, has just graduated medical school and is beginning her residency where it all started.
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Global Health Opportunities
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Humanities in Medicine
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There’s something for everyone at Zucker
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.