New York Medical College

School of Medicine

Travel Information & Visiting NYMC

 

Applicants invited for an on-campus interview have the option of staying with a student host through our Overnight Host Program. Instructions regarding how to arrange student overnight host accommodations are included in the interview-invitation e-mail. However please be aware it may be difficult to accommodate hosting requests during exam periods or right before/after vacations. Before finalizing your interview date, please consult the 2013-14 Academic Calendar for first- and second-year students for the anticipated vacation and holiday schedule.

A friendly reminder about being a “good guest”. NYMC students enjoy volunteering to host prospective applicants. They do it to help you learn about the school in a very personal way as well as decrease your travel costs. Please don’t take advantage of their generosity. Student hosts expect your visit to be for one night. If you would like to stay for two nights (for example, to arrive on Saturday for a Monday interview), you can ask your host if it would be convenient. However, please be prepared that it may not be possible to accommodate this request and you may need to make alternative plans for the second night. (See Area Accomodations ). Also - hosts are not expected to provide meals.

Transportation Information/Directions

OUR ADDRESS IS:

New York Medical College
Office of Admissions
Administration Building, Rm 147
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

 

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PARKING ON CAMPUS:

Free Parking is available for invited applicants in the lot directly adjacent to the Alumni Center located at 20 Sunshine Cottage Road. There is specific gold and maroon signage on campus directing visiting students to this free parking lot.  Additional parking instructions and a visitor parking permit also will be sent to applicants as an attachment to their interview e-mail invitation.  Note: The Office of Admissions does not reimburse expenses incurred when parking in any of the paid lots on campus.

TRAVELING TO NYMC

There are four airports in the New York Metropolitan Area – LaGuardia (LGA), Kennedy(JFK), Newark(EWR) and Westchester County(HPN). Westchester is only about 15 minutes from the campus, however it is relatively small and flights are relatively expensive. Cab fare from Westchester Airport to NYMC can cost between $30 and $40. LaGuardia airport is about 45 minutes from campus. Kennedy and Newark are both approximately one(+)hours from campus. Car/limousine service is available from these airports. Students are encouraged to research in advance the car/limousine fares from LGA, JFK and EWR. Also keep in mind travel time varies greatly with traffic. More information is available on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website. Driving directions from area airports are available.

To travel as inexpensively as possible, we recommend travel by train to Westchester from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Metro-North Railroad runs trains from Grand Central Station to White Plains or North White Plains stations on the Harlem Line. Train schedules are available on the Metro North website. Train fare (one-way) is approximately $9 off peak, and $11 peak one-way to White Plains if you buy your ticket at the train station. If you purchase your ticket on the train (cash only), you will be charged almost double the off-peak or peak fare. The train ride is one hour and the taxi ride about 10 minutes. If you are arriving the morning of your interview, it is best to get off at White Plains station and take a taxi to New York Medical College Administration Building on the grounds of Westchester Medical Center.

TAXI SERVICE FOR LOCAL TRAIN STATIONS & AREA AIRPORTS

Taxis are usually readily at the White Plains Train station. However if you are arriving to the Valhalla or North White Plains train stations, it will probably be necessary to call a cab. The College has arranged for special taxi pricing with All County Transportation Company for visiting applicants. These reduced rates also apply to transportation to and from all four area airports including Westchester, LaGuardia, JFK and Newark. Just be sure to mention you are visiting NYMC when making the pick-up reservation. Click All County Transportation Company for contact and special fare information.)

BUS SERVICES

The Bee-Line System runs local buses from Metro-North train stations and other locations around Westchester County. For schedule or fare information call (914) 682-2020. More information is available on the Bee-Line System website.

WEATHER

In the fall or spring (September-November; April-June), it might be wise to bring a light jacket and umbrella. In the winter(December-March), it can be cold, snowy, or icy; therefore, a heavier coat and boots are advisable. A portion of our interview day includes a tour outdoors.

RESTAURANTS IN THE NYMC VALHALLA CAMPUS AREA

 

Restaurant

Location

Phone Number

Applebee's (P)

18 Saw Mill River Rd.,
Hawthorne

914-345-1555

California Tex Mex(P)(D)

260 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford

914- 347-2494

City Limits Diner

200 Central Avenue
White Plains

914-686-9000

Domino’s (P)(D)

84 Virginia Rd. White Plains

914-683-3666

Dom's Pizza and Pasta House (P)(D)

351 Route 9A,
Elmsford

914-476-6666

Empire Chinese Restaurant (P)(D)

321 Elmwood Ave. Hawthorne

914-741-6210

Esposito’s (P)(D)
(Offers NYMC students a 10% discount!)

18 Broadway, Valhalla

914-761-8640

Executive Diner

Route 9A,
Hawthorne

914-592-5415

Gianfranco Pizzeria & Restaurant (P)(D)

88 Virginia Road, White Plains

914-682-5655,

Lefteri’s Gyro (P)(D)

1 North Broadway, Tarrytown

914-542-9687

Mi Bohio (Deli) (P)(D)

12 Main St. Tarrytown

914-332-7272

Mughal Palace (P)(D)

16 Broadway, Valhalla

(914) 997-6090

Papa John’s (P)(D)

201 Tarrytown Road, White Plains

914-428-7272

Pizza Planet (P)(D)

290 Tarrytown Rd. White Plains

914-686-3150

So Dam Hot (P)(D)

10 Broadway, Valhalla

914-328-6051

The Cabin

1172 Knollwood Rd.
White Plains

914-592-6682

Tramonto

27 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne

914-347-8220

Pickup (P) Delivery (D)

 

Updated: June 11, 2013