• New York Medical College, with more than 1,400 students, 900 residents and fellows, and nearly 3,000 faculty members, educates physicians, scientists and health care professionals who are highly qualified to assume leadership roles in the fields of health care and biomedical research.
• Advanced degrees are awarded from the School of Medicine (M.D.), the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.) and the School of Health Sciences and Practice (M.S., M.P.H., D.P.T., Dr.P.H.). Dual degree programs are also offered (M.D./M.P.H., M.D./Ph.D. and D.P.T./M.P.H.).
• The university is affiliated with a network of hospitals and health care facilities in the New York metropolitan area and Hudson Valley region, ranging from large urban medical centers and regional tertiary care facilities to smaller suburban hospitals. The College is affiliated with other educational institutions and programs as well.
• Of the university’s 1,297 employees, 1,291 work in Westchester County, representing some $85 million in annual compensation, making the university a significant factor in the local economy.
• The operating budget for FY 2012-2013 is $148,932,000.
• The university currently corresponds with more than 12,000 alumni who are actively engaged in medical practice, health care administration, public health, teaching and research throughout the nation and abroad.
• The construction of a $32.1 million Medical Education Center and the renovation of the Basic Sciences Building (BSB) have significantly expanded the university’s ability to provide superior medical education and research capability.
• The Basic Sciences Building has approximately 122,000 sq. ft. of laboratory and office space dedicated to research. The space (18,000 sq. ft.) is configured as open laboratories with core instrument areas in order to provide maximum flexibility for the recruitment of top-level faculty scientists.
• New York Medical College is the leading academic biomedical research institution between New York City and Albany. As of
June 30, 2012, the total value of sponsored research and other programs under management at the College is more than $34.5 million.
• These programs are funded by the federal government including the National Institutes of Health, corporations and other sources.
• The university has special strengths in cardiovascular disease, cancer, kidney disease, the neurosciences and infectious diseases.
• Some of the most prestigious and respected biotechnology firms in the region call on the university to supplement their existing resources, find new platform technologies and explore product ideas. The College offers access to centralized research facilities commonly used in drug discovery and development. Biotech companies can interact with university scientists and use sophisticated research equipment at a fraction of the cost associated with development and/or purchase and maintenance.
• University resources include core facilities for functional genomics, confocal and dual photon microscopy, electron microscopy, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, molecular modeling, phosphorimaging, and protein structure. Also available are the laboratory animal complex, health sciences library, instrument and design shop, biosafety level-3 laboratory and stem cell laboratory.
The School of Medicine
• The School of Medicine, founded in 1860, is among the oldest of the nation’s 138 medical schools. It has approximately 800 students. The School received 11,594 applications for 195 places in the first-year class entering 2012.
• The nation’s first scholarship program specifically for minority students was established here in 1928.
• More than 900 physicians and dentists are enrolled in more than 59 College-sponsored specialty and sub-specialty residency and fellowship programs and are advancing their medical knowledge and skills at affiliated hospitals.
• Physicians at affiliated hospitals value their access to the university’s distinguished faculty, enabling them to enhance their knowledge of the latest technologies and treatments for patients. These hospitals also provide greater depth and variety of learning experiences for medical students and residents as they build their clinical skills.
• Continuing Medical Education programs provide an essential resource for physicians and other health care professionals wishing to advance their knowledge and skills. Thus the College helps maintain the quality of health care throughout the New York region.
The School of Health Sciences and Practice
• More than 450 students are enrolled in the School of Health Sciences and Practice. Most students are employed in settings such as government and public health agencies, clinical practices, hospitals, nursing homes, corporations, biotechnology companies, environmental and pharmaceutical laboratories and community service organizations.
• Master of Public Health degrees are offered in health policy and management, epidemiology, behavioral sciences and health promotion, and environmental health science. A Master of Science degree (M.S.) is offered in a medically-oriented speech-language pathology program.
• The school offers a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), and a Doctor of Public Health degree (Dr.P.H.) is offered in health policy and management.
• The Institute of Public Health is the school’s primary asset for research, community service and practical hands-on experience for public health master’s and doctoral students.
• The Centers of Excellence in the Institute of Public Health focus on interdisciplinary research and training in disaster medicine, disability and health, long term care research and policy and medical outcomes research.
The Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences
• Nearly 200 students are enrolled in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences.
• The school offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, pharmacology, experimental pathology, physiology, and microbiology and immunology. An array of outstanding doctoral programs enables faculty scientists to train future generations of Ph.D.-level researchers and teachers.
• Master’s degree programs educate those who seek to function at the senior technical level in biomedical fields in industry and academic research institutions. Others wishing to attain graduate level mastery of basic medical sciences for careers in business and education, and those preparing for doctoral study in science and health professions, also are enrolled.
• An accelerated master’s track in the interdisciplinary basic medical sciences program allows students to take selected pre-clinical medical school courses and complete the requirements for a master’s in one year.
• The Integrated Ph.D. Program, launched in 2005, focuses on core scientific knowledge and the interrelatedness of basic medical science disciplines. The curriculum provides students with an opportunity to rotate through three different laboratories before declaring an area of interest and provides a collegial and supportive atmosphere.
• Dr. Mark Hasten, Chairman, Board of Trustees
• Alan Kadish, M.D., President
• Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Executive Officer
• Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences
• Robert W. Amler, M.D., Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice
For more information, please contact the Office of Public Relations at (914) 594-4536.
Page updated: October 12, 2012