Hofstra North Shore-LIJ med school admits 2nd class
The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine has admitted 60 students as its second class, including more than half from new York and roughly a quarter from Long Island.
Long Island’s newest medical school last year admitted its inaugural class of 40 students. The new, larger class includes 32 women and 28 men ranging from 23 to 46 years old. They will begin school Sept. 4.
The class draws heavily from this region – 32 students are from new York, including 16 from Long Island. California has the most out-of-state students with seven. Students were selected from more than 5,000 applicants.
Those accepted come from more than 55 hometowns, 13 states and the District of Columbia and 42 universities with undergraduate degrees ranging from mechanical engineering and biochemistry to sociology.
“These students represent a diverse cross-section of educational and life experiences and were selected not only for their test scores, but equally for their character and core values,” Dean Dr. Lawrence Smith said.
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