Yeshiva graduates are admitted to medical school at a rate more than twice the national average

Yeshiva University graduates have achieved an average medical school acceptance rate that is more than twice the national average. The national average for medical school admissions typically hovers around 45%.

Over the past decade, 451 undergraduate students at Yeshiva University have been successfully admitted to medical programs of their choice.

At Stern College for Women, 97% of medical school applicants were admitted between 2013 and 2022, an almost perfect acceptance rate, with 224 applications and 218 accepted.

Meanwhile, Yeshiva College – which has an all-male student body – achieved an 86% medical school placement rate, with 268 applications and 233 accepted.

“These numbers unequivocally confirm that the success of Yeshiva University graduates applying to medical school is one of the highest in the nation,” said Dr. Karen Bacon, The Mordecai D. Katz, and Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “These results are the result of talented and motivated students taking rigorous courses taught by exceptional faculty in combination with one-on-one mentoring and advising services.

“When students come to YU, they can be assured that they will receive an excellent education, grow personally and intellectually in a values-based environment, and be prepared for success in graduate school and in life.”

Here are some highlights of the 2021-2022 academic year that just ended:

  • Ten of YU’s 35 students have been admitted to the highly selective Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, which accepts fewer than 5% of applicants per year.
  • Other graduates have been admitted to medical schools including University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, Columbia University, Hofstra University, State University of New York (SUNY)-Downstate , State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook, The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

“We are so proud of these students – both for their academic achievements and for the fact that they have chosen medicine as a field where they can directly benefit the whole community. Joining the many other alumni of Yeshiva University in a myriad of fields, they are ready to use their talents for the betterment of society,” Dr. Bacon concluded.

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