Students must be college freshmen. Students must be U.S. citizens. Students must identify with a group that is under represented in medicine in the healthcare professions. Students must come from an economically disadvantaged background.
Students must demonstrate an ongoing interest in the field of medicine. If accepted into the program, students must secure Medical Clearance from the Office of Employee Health Services at Northwell Health. To advance to the second year of the ZPP, students must maintain a minimum of a 3.3 GPA. Also, students must receive a recommendation from the ZPP Selection Committee to advance to the second year of the program. The recommendation will be based on the student's academic performance, engagement in the ZPP and attendance record. To advance to the third year of the ZPP, students are strongly encouraged to earn a minimum of a 3.5 GPA. Also, students must receive a recommendation from the ZPP Selection Committee to advance to the third year of the program. The recommendation will be based on the student's academic performance, engagement in the ZPP and attendance record. The Deans for Diversity and Inclusion have the right to dismiss a student from the ZPP, at any time, due to difficulties including, but not limited to, unsatisfactory academic performance, more than two absences during summer, and lack of professionalism.Applicants are selected for the ZPP Program while they are enrolled as a freshman in college. Applicants must have earned a 3.2 GPA in a bachelor's degree program and have successfully passed, and demonstrated success, in a college-level biology class and a college-level chemistry class. Completion of a physics level class is preferred, but not required. Students must have a composite score of 1200 or higher on the New SAT and/or a score of 25 or higher on the ACT. The ZPP is a highly competitive program. Strong consideration for admission to the program will be given to candidates who are: ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class; willing to commit to participating in the three-year program; willing to maintain a good attendance record. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Zucker School of Medicine in conjunction with the Office of Admissions at the Zucker School of Medicine, jointly known as the ZPP Selection Committee, makes all decisions for admissions to the Zucker Pipeline Program.