Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Rises High in the Grad School Ranks

Asaph Levy (center), currently a second-year resident at Northwell Health with (left-right) Northwell president/CEO, Michael Dowling; Hofstra president Stuart Rabinowitz; and Hofstra Northwell dean for medical education, David Battinelli, MD.

Just two years following the graduation of its first class of medical students, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University ranks among the top medical schools in the country for primary care according to the new 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools, a measure of excellence that is on par with leading institutions nationwide and close to home. At No. 55, Hofstra Northwell ties for rank regionally with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.  

Hofstra Northwell also placed high in the medical school research category at No. 71, a leap ahead of more than 10 points from last year’s report.  

“In a relatively short period, we have proven that our patient-centered and driven approach to training the next generation of physicians is working for our students and faculty,” said Lawrence Smith, MD, dean of the School of Medicine. “I could not be more pleased with our results and look forward to continued success.”

For the U.S. News’ rankings of the Best Medical Schools for Primary Care and Research, 170 fully accredited medical schools were surveyed in fall 2016 and early 2017. Of 170 schools, 118 provided the data needed to calculate the rankings based on the indicators used in the medical school primary care and research models.  

Rankings for both primary care and research are based on a weighted average of indicators. Indicators shared by both models include student selectivity admissions statistics (MCAT, GPA and acceptance rate) and faculty-student ratio. The medical school research model factors in research activity, while the medical school primary care model adds a measure of the proportion of MD graduates entering primary care specialties.

Established in 2008, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine is the first allopathic medical school to open in New York State in more than 40 years. Hofstra University and Northwell Health are partners in the founding and operation of the School of Medicine, an institution built upon the strong medical education programs of Northwell, as well as the robust research and academic programs of both Hofstra University and Northwell’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.  
In 2015, the School of Medicine’s first graduating class achieved 100 percent residency placement within top institutions throughout the country as did the class to follow in 2016.  

Currently, Hofstra Northwell is comprised of more than 2,400 faculty across 25 academic departments and enrolls a diverse community of 400 students. 

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About the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Established in 2008, the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine (formerly, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine) is the first allopathic medical school to open in New York State in more than 40 years. Hofstra University and Northwell Health are partners in the founding and operation of the School of Medicine, an institution built upon the strong clinical and graduate medical education programs of Northwell, as well as the robust research and academic programs of both Hofstra University and Northwell’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. In February 2015, the School of Medicine received full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), an important national designation for meeting established standards in medical education, followed by a highly successful residency placement and graduation of the medical school’s charter class in May 2015. Currently, the School of Medicine is comprised of more than 2,400 faculty across 25 academic departments, and enrolls a diverse community of 400 students.

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The Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Hofstra University and Northwell Health are partners in the establishment and operation of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. The School of Medicine is built upon the strong clinical and graduate medical education programs of Northwell Health and the robust research and academic programs of Hofstra University and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health. A brief history of the School's development is included below.