New York Medical College

Student Services

Student Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs of the School of Medicine

Gladys M. Ayala, M.D., M.P.H.

Vice Chancellor of University Student Affairs,
Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Elliott N. Perla, M.D.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Susan Rachlin, M.D.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Kristina H. Petersen, Ph.D.

Director University Academic Support
Email | Bio and Services

New York Medical College
Office of Student Affairs
Administration Building - Room 122A
Valhalla, NY 10595

(T) 914-594-4498
(F) 914-594-4613
msastaff@nymc.edu (routine business)
msadeans@nymc.edu (confidential and policy issues only)

Office Hours:

October 1 through March 31 (Fall/Winter):
9 AM to 5 PM, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
9 AM to 7 PM, Tuesday
9 AM to 3 PM, Friday

April 1 through September 30 (Spring/Summer):
9 AM to 5 PM, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
9 AM to 7 PM, Tuesday

General Information

The Office of Student Affairs of the School of Medicine is part of the Office of Academic Affairs and works closely with the office of the University Registrar, the Office of Student Financial Planning, the Office of Minority Affairs, the Admissions Office and other services related to the quality of medical student life.

The Office of Student Affairs provides a great many resources and services. Deans are always available by appointment and will try to accommodate students who "drop in" whenever possible. Deans monitor their e-mail frequently and encourage dialogue by this medium as well.

The Associate Dean for Student Affairs has overall responsibility for the Office of Student Affairs and is concerned with all aspects of students' progress, both academic and non-academic throughout all four years at New York Medical College including:

♦  Academic Accomplishments

♦  Student Counseling - Personal, academic and professional

♦  Liaison with the Curriculum Committee

♦  Academic Calendar

♦  "Third Year Lottery" and Third Year clerkship assignments

♦  "Fourth Year Lottery" and Fourth Year clinical assignments

♦  Advice to students about career decisions and postgraduate education

♦  Liaison with the Student Senate and other student organizations

♦  Quality of Student Life

♦  Publication of the Elective Catalog, Student Directory and Student Handbook

♦  Function and composition of working and advisory committees such as the Student-Faculty Relations Committee and Graduate Medical Advisory Committee

♦  Remedial education programs

♦  Liaison with the Student Senate in conducting orientation programs for entering and transfer students

♦  Maintenance of academic records for all students

See what our students are up to...

Visit the websites of

♦  La Casita de la Salud (a student-run clinic)

♦  Medical Student Research Forum

NYMedTalks (formerly SPAD)

 


New York Medical College Policy on Students with Disabilities
The purpose of this policy is to reaffirm New York Medical College’s commitment to comply with the laws regarding equal opportunity for all qualified students with disabilities who have identified themselves to the College in a timely manner as individuals with a disability in all aspects of campus life.

View the policy

View the Registration and Application for Accommodation form (Word and PDF)

New York Medical College Student Needle Stick Policy

The policy and incident forms are available by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Needle Stick Policy for Incidents Occurring to Students in a Hospital

Needle Stick Policy for Incidents Occurring to Students in a Physician's Office

New York Medical College Student Disability Insurance

The policy for all students (first, second, third, and fourth year medical students) is available by clicking on the appropriate link below.

New York Medical College/Medical Student Disability Insurance Policy


Services

The following is a brief description of services and resources available from the Office of Student Affairs.

Counseling

  • Academic | Career | Personal

 

Faculty Advisors

  • 3rd & 4th Years

 

Third-Year Information and Schedules

Fourth-Year Information and Schedules

Jury Duty Exemption Letters

Ombudsman for students

Tracking

  • Student Academic Grades

  • Clinical Evaluation Forms

 

Credentialing for Clinical Procedures

Joint Degrees Information

  • MD-Ph.D.

  • MD-MPH

 

Medical Student Summer Research & Clinical Fellowships

Letters of Recommendation

  • Dean's Letters

  • Scholarships

  • Research Opportunities

  • Visiting Electives

 

National Board Applications

Residency Information

  • Hospital Residency Program Brochures

  • Evaluation of Residencies by NYMC Graduates

  • NRMP Information

  • NRMP "Match Results"

 

Research Opportunities

  • Dean's Summer Research Fellowships

  • National Institutes of Health

  • Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute

 

Performing Arts Tickets
(Donated by the Parent's Council)

Medical Student Abuse Hotline
(914) 594-3333

Valhalla Campus Office:

Gladys M. Ayala, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice Chancellor of University Student Affairs,
Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Elliott N. Perla, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Susan Rachlin, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Kristina H. Petersen, Ph.D.
Director University Academic Support

Tanya Hodges, M.S. Ed
Director Student Affairs

Dwayne Plummer, MPA
Administrative Coordinator

Shaneia Perryman
Secretary

 

Page updated: November 24, 2014