General Institutional Information
Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers one of the nation’s largest programs for medical education. Einstein is home to over 1,200 students and trainees across our academic programs: 750 M.D. students, 150 Ph.D. students, 100 students in the joint M.D.-Ph.D. program, 25 students in our M.S. and certificate programs in Clinical Research Methods and Bioethics, and 250 postdoctoral research fellows at our Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies. More than 9,000 Einstein alumni are among the nation’s foremost clinicians, biomedical scientists, and medical educators.
General Institutional Information:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine currently has degree granting authority from the State of New York: New York State Department of Education, 89 Washington Street, Board of Regents, Room 110 EB, Albany NY 12207, (518) 474-5889. Einstein has been awarded an absolute charter from New York State for the M.D., Ph.D. and M.S. degrees.
Einstein is a candidate for accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267)284-5000, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Commission granted Einstein candidate for accreditation status on June 21, 2018. Candidate status with MSCHE indicates that the institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation. Einstein has provided evidence that it meets all or nearly all of the Commission's standards for accreditation, and that it has the potential to be granted full accreditation. For more information, see the Commission's website, msche.org.
Our Einstein's Medical Education program is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) of the American Association of Medical Colleges, 655 K Street NW, Suite 100, Washington DC, 20001, (202) 828-0400.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity:
Our namesake, Albert Einstein, desired that a medical school bearing his name "welcome students of all races and creeds," and, since its inception, the College of Medicine has been committed to enrolling students who are racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse.
Inquiries concerning Einstein’s nondiscrimination policies may be referred to Yvonne Ramirez, Title IX Coordinator and Vice President for Human Resources, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461-1602, (718) 430-2541.
In accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Section 438 of the General Educational Provisions Act, 20 USC 1232g, or FERPA) The College may not release this information without written consent of the student, subject to the exceptions specified under FERPA. See FERPA Policy
Einstein admits qualified students with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of Section 504 in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Our definition of "disability" is in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) 1990 guidelines. See Student Disability Policy
Credit Hour Calculations:
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Transfer Credit Policies:
The College of Medicine does not accept transfer students into the M.D. Program. In exceptional circumstances, the Dean may accept a student for transfer, generally under circumstances where a qualified student at another medical school is separated from a spouse in our program.
In the Graduate Division, students may receive transfer credit for no more than two graduate courses. However, if a student transfers to the Einstein PhD program from another accredited doctoral program, additional courses may be approved for transfer credit. Transfer credit is not available to students who were previously granted Master’s credit.
In the Bioethics Program, credit for work completed at another institution of higher education is not automatically granted. Only courses at the graduate level, taken toward a degree at an accredited institution, will be considered. Students may transfer a maximum of 10 credits toward the MBE degree. No transfer credit is allowed for any external courses completed more than five years before entering the program.
Transfer students are generally not accepted to the CRTP Program. In the rare event that there is a transfer student, it is at the discretion of the CRTP Executive Committee how many credits and which credits can be transferred.
Student Financial Assistance
Availability of Financial Aid Information:
The staff of the Office of Student Finance is available to assist you and committed to clarifying the process of applying for financial aid so that you may explore various options that exist for funding your education. We are located in Room 230 of the Van Etten Building. Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday - Phone: 718-862-1810
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), Leave of Absence and Attendance
Policies for the M.D. Program may be found at the following link: Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, Leave of Absence, Attendance Policy for Clerkships and Attendance Policy for Instructional Sessions
Policies for the Graduate School are found on pp. 14, 30, and 55 of the Graduate School Policies and Procedures
Health and Safety Information
Einstein is committed to providing a secure environment for its faculty, staff, postdocs, students and visitors. Our security and transportation office strives to maintain the Einstein campus as a secure place for work and study. Its staff members offer a variety of services that include:
- providing campus security, along with around-the-clock Security Escort Service
- managing locksmith and lost & found services
- conducting investigations
- administering the campus ID card and access control program
- assigning and policing employee parking
- assisting with campus postings
- overseeing transportation services for medical students during their clerkships
- coordinating a shuttle service for members of the Einstein community to/from the 180th Street subway station in the Bronx
- maintaining a daily crime log and a fire safety log
- spearheading Einstein’s Campus Emergency Notification system
Please read Einstein’s Annual Security Report
Passage Rates on US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) - First Attempt:
||% Einstein Examinees
||% All US and Canadian Examinees
|Step 1 Exam (2019)
|Step 2 CK Exam (2019-2020)
|Step 2CS Exam (2019-2020)
M.D. Program Residency Match Results:
Class of 2017: | 98% matched
Class of 2018: | 98% matched
Class of 2019: | 99% matched
Graduate Division Program Outcomes