The School of Medicine at New York Medical College provides an unparalleled education that prepares our students to be excellent, well-rounded physicians. Our mission is medical education, research and clinical care.
The School of Medicine traces its history to 1860 when it was founded in New York City. The main campus, now located in Valhalla, New York, in Westchester County, is the site of the university's teaching, research labs, library, administrative offices and student residences.
The School of Medicine admits an average class size of 190 students each year and admission is very competitive. Successful applicants have excellent grades and high MCAT scores, as well as a demonstrated commitment to medicine. Our students rank among the best, drawn from the top colleges and universities across the country. They do exceptionally well on national exams and, by graduation, are matched at residencies at top academic medical centers across the country.
There are more than 1,400 full-time and 1,300 voluntary faculty in the School of Medicine in 25 clinical and basic sciences departments. The College has strong research programs in cardiovascular disease, cancer, the neurosciences, infectious disease and nephrology. Our program in regenerative medicine using cardiac stem cells is world renowned.
The curriculum leading to the M.D. degree is based on a broad set of educational objectives designed to prepare physicians to practice in a rapidly changing world. What we impart to our students is not only traditional knowledge and skills required of a physician, but also the values and attitudes a physician needs to practice medicine in an ethical and compassionate way.
Among the School of Medicine's greatest strengths is its diversity of clinical teaching experiences for medical students and residents. Through its affiliations with some of the finest teaching hospitals in Westchester, New York City, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut, the School of Medicine offers students a wide variety of clinical settings, from the inner city to the small rural community.