New York Medical College

School of Medicine

Learning Facilities, Housing and Resources

 

Students at New York Medical College have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities to enhance their educational experience on the Valhalla campus.

Medical Education Center (MEC) and Basic Sciences Building

The Health Sciences Library has enjoyed a 40 percent expansion from its previous space, offering larger areas for collections, study and teaching, and rooms for the Harvey cardiac teaching models and Educational Media Services. The second and third floors can accommodate up to 216 students in a variety of flexible configurations within nine module classrooms, each divided into small group teaching and study rooms.

Alumni Gross Anatomy Laboratory

Found on the top floor of the MEC, the Alumni Gross Anatomy Laboratory which is used by our medical students and students in the Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology programs and by residents and faculty from the College’s various hospital affiliates taking graduate medical education courses. The 8,500 sq. ft. facility whose innovative light-filled and airy design emphasizes the central role that the study of anatomy plays in the education and training of physicians and other health care professionals. It features 36 dissecting tables with wired and secured wireless networking available at each table, specialized ventilation system, natural northern light exposure, faculty office, and separate student and faculty changing areas with showers and lockers.

Health Sciences Library

Visit the Health Sciences Library (HSL) homepage for general information, resources, and services provided. The HSL maintains a collection of over 209,000 volumes and 16,053 journals, of which approximately 871 are current print titles and 13,837 are electronic. The HSL online catalog is the master list of books, journals, media, and equipment owned by the library, and is available on-site and electronically off-site.

The Library serves all faculty, employees, residents, fellows, and students of NYMC with a full array of information, resources and services. Included are individual consultations for assistance and small group classes on the effective use of resources and databases. Group sessions are also provided upon request.

The HSL has a 20-person classroom, two PC labs, three small group study rooms, and upgraded study space for students. A valid bar code is required for electronic and on-site access and borrowing. Privileges are not transferable and may be suspended due to misuse, illegal use or other action deemed to be unethical by the Provost.

The Library offers an array of services including: interlibrary loan, photocopying, self-service copying, scanning, and poster printing to name a few. Interlibrary loans are available through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine or other document delivery systems at a subsidized basic cost of $3 per article for NYMC faculty and students. Many services e.g., literature searches, class registrations, photocopy and interlibrary loan requests, can be submitted electronically through ILLIAD or via the Library’s homepage. The HSL maintains 21 public computers, primarily for searching the library’s resources. Library faculty develops specialized resources, as needed. The Media Library is located in the School of Public Health. See a library staff member for details on usage.

Educational Media Services also provides audiovisual support for faculty, staff, and students, as well as coordinating videoconferences for distance learning activities for the College. Request forms for audiovisual equipment and services are available from HSL or the Library’s homepage, under Request Forms.

Computer Center

The Alumni Computer Learning Laboratory, located on the ground floor of the School of Public Health, is open to all students, faculty, and employees of the University. It has 55 pentium workstations running the latest operating system. Every workstation is connected to the University network and to the Internet.

The lab has two high-speed black and white laser printers. There is a Polaroid Palette slide production system, two flatbed scanners, and a 35mm slide scanner. A special sound-deadening moveable partition enables the lab to be used simultaneously as a classroom, in either 15 or 25 student configurations.

A complete spectrum of software for general use, such as MS Office suite, which includes word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, database management and statistical packages is maintained. The latest in computer health-related software, such as diagnostic systems, is available.

The Alumni Computer Learning Laboratory is used to teach and assist graduate and medical students, and faculty and staff, in their required courses and electives.

The lab’s hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 12 midnight daily. The lab is supervised by Mr. Jason Dinardi, Academic Computing Coordinator; e-mail jason_dinardi@nymc.edu; (914) 594-4668. In addition, a student monitor is available to provide assistance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

University Network

The New York Medical College Wide Area Computer Network is an expanding interconnected set of more than 1000 workstations on the Valhalla campus, with extensions to affiliates, Metropolitan Hospital Center, and Westchester Medical Center. Access to the network is available via the global Internet. Microsoft’s NT Terminal Services enables access to all of the Network resources via a Citrix web client.

All enrolled students are assigned a NYMC password and personal NYMC e-mail address. Please check your mailbox frequently for messages from faculty and/or administrators. Each student also receives a personal calendar, a “to do” list, and a maximum of 100 megabytes of personal network file storage.

College Bookstore

The College Bookstore, located in the Basic Sciences Building, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. During the first two weeks of each semester the bookstore remains open until 7:00 p.m. Summer hours may vary. Required and recommended texts for all courses are available through the bookstore as are
school and office supplies. Books may also be ordered on-line at www.nymc.bkstr.com. For information, call (914) 594-4229.

Student Housing

The student residences on the Valhalla Campus are comprised of a garden style apartment complex and the five building suite-style complex. A student center, in the middle of the complex, contains a coin-operated laundry room and an exercise center equipped with a weight room and cardio-fitness room. It has Stairmasters, treadmills and stationary bicycles.

The garden style buildings are composed of one, two and three bedroom apartments for married couples and families, as well as studio and single rooms in apartment shares for older single students. All apartments include kitchens with a full size refrigerator, microwave oven and electric oven/stove. The kitchen also shares its space with the living room, leaving the other 2 or 3 rooms in the apartment as bedrooms. The apartments are carpeted and unfurnished. The monthly housing charge includes all utilities. Air conditioning is not included, however a wall sleeve is provided so you may install your own air conditioner.

The suite-style complex is comprised of 80 apartments for single students. Each apartment contains three or four single bedrooms, a full living/dining room, a kitchen with full size refrigerator, microwave oven and gas oven/stove and two bathrooms. Off the living room is a private balcony/terrace. All apartments are carpeted and fully furnished with dining table and four chairs, a couch, loveseat, and a coffee and end table in the living room. Each bedroom has a twin, extra-long bed, five-drawer dresser, desk with a bookcase carrel and a desk chair. The monthly housing charges includes all utilities. Air conditioning is not included, however, a wall sleeve is provided so that you may install your own air conditioner.

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Campus

The wooded Valhalla campus, which adds to the learning experience, is located in Westchester County, New York, in the picturesque Hudson Valley region of New York State. The university’s Valhalla campus is just 15 miles north of the New York City limits.

 

Updated: November 24, 2014