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NYMC AT-A-GLANCE Founded in 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the U.S. with more than 1,400 students, 1,000 residents and clinical fellows, more than 2,600 faculty members, and 22,000 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Valhalla, N.Y. in Westchester County. Rooted in a proud legacy of inclusion, our humanistic approach is a fundamental component of the exceptional academics and meaningful hands-on experiences provided by each of our three schools: the School of Medicine (SOM), the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) and the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP). Research and other programs under management at the College are notable in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, kidney disease, the neurosciences, disaster medicine and vaccine development. With a network of affiliated hospitals, NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities throughout the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region.


Alan Kadish, M.D. President

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A. Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice and Vice President for Government Affairs

D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A. Dean, School of Medicine

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A. Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer

Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D. Dean, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

Dr. Mark Hasten

Chairman, Board of Trustees

LOCATION New York Medical College (NYMC) is located on a lush 54-acre campus. A fixture in Westchester County in the lower Hudson Valley, approximately 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan, NYMC provides an ideal base for students who wish to study and practice the health professions, conduct research and engage in public health activities. Our roots go back to 1860 with the founding of the Homeopathic Medical College of New York. NYMC’s identity evolved through mergers and alignments with New York City-based institutions, such as Metropolitan Hospital Center, Flower Free Surgical Hospital and Fifth Avenue Hospital. Serving a large and highly diverse geographic area and population, NYMC maintains close ties with local communities and maintains valuable affiliations with outstanding hospitals and other health care facilities in the area. Having local physicians and health commissioners among our faculty is one example of how NYMC and the region enjoy a symbiotic relationship—each serves and supports the other, and our students and the surrounding communities are the beneficiaries.


• NYMC unveiled the state-of-the-art 21,000-square-foot Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, where students receive hands-on training in a replicated hospital setting to hone clinical skills in a safe and controlled environment before treating actual patients.

• NYMC launched a transformative biotechnology incubator, BioInc@NYMC— the only incubator of its kind in the region located on a medical school campus. • NYMC saw an increase in clinical training opportunities by establishing academic affiliations with Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, N.J., Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y., and the Beckley VA Medical Center in West Virginia.

• NYMC acquired 19 Skyline Drive, a 248,000-square-foot, five-story building providing essential space for offices and new programs. • The Dr. Edward F. and Mrs. Anna M. Asprinio Fitness Center opened, offering a state-of-the-art wellness and workout facility for the NYMC community.

• Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College opened in 2016 making it the first new dental school in New York State in nearly half a century.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES • The Business Council of Westchester named NYMC Corporate Citizen of the Year in recognition of its significant contributions and commitment to the community.

• The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) awarded continued accreditation to the New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) for eight years, the maximum possible term. • The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirmed full accreditation of NYMC, recognizing the College for its progress and commending the quality of its Periodic Review Report and internal review process.

• The Westchester County Association honored NYMC with the Leadership Award for offering innovative curricula and advanced technological developments in the community and contributing to Westchester’s growing biotech industry. • Demonstrating NYMC’s long-standing commitment to diversity, the College ranked in the top ten medical schools with African American doctors-in-training by U.S. News & World Report. • The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) awarded the School of Medicine the coveted status of “Accreditation with Commendation” and extended its accreditation through 2020. • NYMC received re-accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for our residency and fellowship programs through 2025.

• NYMC introduced several new educational offerings: M.S. in Medical Ethics (SOM): employing historical, philosophical, legal and social-scientific approaches to address bioethical challenges; Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia (SHSP): the first program of its kind in the U.S.; M.S. in Biostatistics (SHSP): focusing on health analytics; Professional Science Masters program (GSBMS): preparing students for careers in basic medical sciences with business, management and communication coursework; M.S. in Biology Education in partnership with the Touro College Graduate School of Education.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES NYMC believes in active learning, not only educating health care professionals in their chosen specialties, but also facilitating hands-on training in the types of settings where they will someday practice. That’s why the College is deeply involved in its surrounding communities, bringing students, research and skills to communities throughout Westchester and the tristate area.

LEND Program Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities is a nationwide, interdisciplinary training program for health professionals who work with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. At NYMC, the LEND curriculum provides an overview of neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Beyond Bars The Beyond Bars program aims to improve health education for the residents of a local youth detention facility. In addition to providing resources for making healthy choices, the program also trains future health care professionals to empathize with a patient’s past and understand its role as a contributing factor to health.

Race for Rehab Hosted by Doctors of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) students from the SHSP to benefit Achilles International, the Race for Rehab is an annual 5K run held on campus each October.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Doctoral Project The Doctoral Project offers D.P.T. students a meaningful opportunity for professional specialization. Small groups of students— mentored by faculty and experts—work together to address a topic through clinical research, education, or public health service. Findings are presented in the last semester of study in a poster or platform format. D.P.T. Community Service Project In the D.P.T. Community Service Project, part of the physical therapy curriculum, students work in small groups to plan and conduct a service project that aims to address a defined need in the community. Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) The GHHS honors medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and others who have “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.” At NYMC, the GHHS promotes their ideals through community service, mentorship and role-modeling. La Casita de la Salud La Casita de la Salud, an inner-city health clinic, run by NYMC medical students, is dedicated to serving the uninsured population of East Harlem and providing quality, culturally-competent care to all in need.

Service Learning In SOM Service Learning programs, students work with doctors and health professionals at community sites—such as Open Door Family Medical Centers and the Westchester County Department of Health—on projects that address needs of the institutions. STAR Program The Summer Trainees in Academic Research (STAR) Program offers research opportunities to high school students, undergraduates, medical students and others who conduct mentored scientific investigations in NYMC laboratories over the summer.

NYMC CENTERS AND INSTITUTES • Brander Center Research Institute • Cardiovascular Translational Science Institute • Center for Disability and Health • Center for Disaster Medicine • Center for Long -Term Care • Center for Pediatric Hypotensive Disease • Childhood and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Diseases Center • Children’s Environmental Health Center • Children’s Health Translational/ Science Institute • Clinical Skills and Simulation Center • Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery • Institute for Trauma Emergency Care ITEC • Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center • NYMC-WAKF Renal Research Institute

CLINICAL SITES AND AFFILIATES New York Medical College boasts an clinical sites extensive network of affiliated hospitals • SOM hospital affiliates: hospital affiliates in New York, New Jersey, and clinical and practicum sites, which Connecticut and West Virginia includes urban medical centers, suburban community hospitals and highly-advanced • SHSP speech-language pathology clinical sites: 154 nationally regional tertiary care facilities, providing students with a comprehensive range of • SHSP physical therapy clinical sites: 125 nationally resources and educational opportunities. • SHSP public health practicum sites: 648 nationally and internationally


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NYMC by the numbers




academic programs

Faculty/Student ratio: 2:1 diversity

• College-wide Diversity Numbers:  • NYMC students self-reported as members of the following groups:

Number of faculty: 2,639 total across all schools 1,092 full-time 404 part-time 1,108 SOM affiliate/volunteer 35 SOM emeritus 1,138 Number of employees: Other/Not Specified

facilities White

•C  ampus size: 54 acres 47% • White 23% • Asian 13% • Black 10% • Hispanic <1% • American Indian/ Native Hawaiian 7 % • Other/ Not Specified

•N  YMC student housing capacity: Hispanic 504 beds •V  olumes and databases in Health Sciences Library: 200,000 holdings Black •L  ibrary square footage: 22,000 square feet Asian


American Indian/Native • Total square footage dedicated toHawaiian research: ~ 129,000 square feet

NYMC SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (SOM) Our educational philosophy prioritizes emotionally-connected patient care and we prepare our students for this approach from their first days. They experience frequent face-toface interaction with patients in such clinical settings as local family medical practices; La Casita de la Salud, a studentrun clinic in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan; and with a standardized patient pool in our Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. These hands-on experiences equip our students with strong interpersonal and clinical foundations upon which to build their careers.

SOM facts:


STUDENTS (as of Fall 2016)

Faculty/Student ratio: 3:1 SOM Entering Class: • Undergraduate institutions represented: 104 • Number of applications received: 12,738 • Acceptance rate: 6% • Average (new) MCAT score: 511 — Average (old) MCAT score: 32 • Undergraduate GPA: 3.6 Number of Academic programs: • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and M.S. in Medical Ethics • Dual Degrees — Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)/ Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) — Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)/ Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Number of U.S. states represented: 38 Average Age of SOM students: 27 SOM tuition: $52,200


51% female 49% male

Residency Match


Number of SOM faculty: 2,361 1,047 full-time 171 part-time 1,108 affiliate/volunteer 35 emeritus SOM Diversity Numbers: • 20% of SOM students self-reported as part of a group currently underrepresented in medicine. • SOM students self-reported as members of the following groups:

53% • White 25 % • Asian 11 % • Hispanic 9 % • Black <1  % • American Indian/ Native Hawaiian 3% • Other/ Not Specified


according to Castle Connolly and published in Westchester Magazine’s 2016 Top Doctors List


prepares medical school graduates for practice in a medical specialty or subspecialty. With approximately 1,000 residents and fellows in 70 programs. NYMC GME programs provide experienced, board certified faculty; clinical experience; and the academic support and resources required to train residents to become competent, board certified physicians in their specialty.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CLINICAL SITES/AFFILIATES MAJOR CLINICAL AFFILIATED SITES Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, Paterson, NJ Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, NY Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY AFFILIATED CLINICAL SITES Beckley VA Medical Center, Beckley, WV Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Suffern, NY Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken, NJ Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, NY Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, NY Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, Yonkers, NY Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, New York, NY VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Montrose, NY Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY AMBULATORY CARE PROGRAMS Open Door Family Medical Centers, Ossining, NY Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, NY




NYMC GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES (GSBMS) Whether a student aims to discover the next life-changing drug or vaccine, investigate the workings of the body’s vascular system, educate the future generation of researchers or manage a science-focused non-profit, we offer M.S., Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs to meet their goal. Our Accelerated Master’s degree offers two years of coursework in just one; and graduates of this program have a distinct advantage when applying to medical school, enjoying an acceptance rate of 85 percent. Our M.S. programs offer options for research training, non-research thesis or project-based internships in industry. The newly launched Professional Science Master’s track is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or other biomedical science industries – or in the government or not-for-profit sectors related to these fields. Our Integrated Ph.D. program focuses on core scientific knowledge and the interrelatedness of the basic sciences before students declare a field of study in one of the six basic sciences.

GSBMS facts:



(as of Fall 2016)

56% female 44% male

Faculty/Student Ratio: 1:1.8 Academic programs: • M.S., Interdisciplinary Basic Medical Sciences (Traditional and Accelerated) • M.S. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology • M.S. and Ph.D. in Cell Biology • M.S. and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology • M.S. and Ph.D. in Pathology • M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology • M.S. and Ph.D. in Physiology • Professional Science Master’s (M.S.) in six disciplines • Dual degree program — M.D./Ph.D with the NYMC School of Medicine Undergraduate GPA of entering class: 3.38 Number of GSBMS faculty: 92 GSBMS Tuition: $1,070 per credit

GSBMS Diversity Numbers: • 29% of GSBMS students selfreported as part of a group currently underrepresented. • GSBMS students self-reported as members of the following groups:

36 % • White 26 % • Asian 16 % • Black 13 % • Hispanic <1 % • American Indian/ Native Hawaiian 8 % • Other/ Not Specified

NYMC SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES & PRACTICE (SHSP) The School of Health Sciences and Practice offers master’s and doctoral degrees in four accredited programs— Public Health, Physical Therapy, SpeechLanguage Pathology and Biostatistics—as well as multiple graduate certificates. The school’s experienced faculty and rigorous curricula provide exceptional career training in these highdemand fields. Faculty who are active in research and practice in all areas of medicine and health care engage our students in the challenges of analyzing interventions and improving outcomes across the spectrum. Able to focus on individuals, communities or populations, our students graduate prepared to hit the ground running in high impact jobs and careers.

SHSP Diversity Numbers:  HSP students S self-reported as members of the following groups:

42% • White 18% • Black 17% • Asian 7 % • Hispanic <1 % • American Indian/ Native Hawaiian 15 % • Other/ Not Specified

SHSP facts:


STUDENTS (as of Fall 2016)

faculty/Student ratio: 1:2

Academic programs:  D.P.T., M.P.H., M.S., Dr.P.H., certificates online and on-campus degree programs in the academic disciplines Undergraduate GPA of entering class: 3.5

72% female 28% male

First-time pass rate Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and National Physical Therapy Exam


Academic Programs


Behavioral Sciences & Health Promotion


Biostatistics (on campus only)


Accelerated M.P.H.

Environmental Health


SHSP tuition: $1,070 per credit

Epidemiology (on campus only)

M.P.H., M.S.

Number of SHSP faculty: 278

Health Policy & Management


Clinical sites • SHSP clinical and practicum sites — speech-language pathology (S.L.P.) clinical sites: 154 nationally — physical therapy (D.P.T.) clinical sites: 125 nationally — public health (M.P.H.) practicum sites: 648 nationally and internationally SHSP Diversity Numbers: • 26% self-reported as part of a group underrepresented in health care

Dr.P.H. Accelerated M.P.H. Physical Therapy


Speech-Language Pathology


Global Health


Emergency Preparedness


Health Education


Industrial Hygiene


Children With Special Health Care Needs


Pediatric Dysphasia


Dual/Joint Degrees

M.D./M.P.H. D.P.T./M.P.H.

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