New York Medical College and Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Announce an Academic Affiliation
“Brookdale Hospital was the academic home of Dr. Béla Schick (1877-1967) whose scientific work led to the elimination of the childhood scourge, diphtheria.
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications
New York Medical College
New York Medical College (NYMC) and Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center are pleased to announce an academic affiliation agreement
VALHALLA, N.Y., July 8, 2014—New York Medical College (NYMC), Valhalla, N.Y., and Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., are pleased to announce an academic affiliation agreement.
The partnership establishes an undergraduate medical student training program at Brookdale to train and educate NYMC’s undergraduate medical students during required and elective rotations in medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, family medicine, neurology, as well as other disciplines. Training opportunities will also be established at Brookdale for NYMC graduate students in speech-language pathology and physical therapy.
“Brookdale Hospital was the academic home of Dr. Béla Schick (1877-1967) whose scientific work led to the elimination of the childhood scourge, diphtheria. NYMC and Brookdale share a joint history and culture of providing medical care and education of the highest quality to everyone,” said Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, NYMC. “Rooted in shared values, the affiliation will be advantageous to patients, students, health care providers and serve the citizens of Brooklyn. We are excited to partner with Brookdale.”
“The academic affiliation with New York Medical College is great news for our patients and staff,” said Brookdale President and CEO Mark E. Toney. “Their desire to partner with Brookdale reaffirms the quality of medical teaching and care that we offer on a daily basis. We are thrilled to work with one of the oldest and most respected health sciences universities in the nation.”
About Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is one of Brooklyn's largest voluntary non-profit teaching hospitals. Brookdale provides general and specialized inpatient care to thousands of people every year while providing 24-hour emergency services, numerous outpatient programs and long-term specialty care. Brookdale is also one of Brooklyn’s largest, and most experienced full service emergency departments, and a Level I Trauma Center. Brookdale is dedicated to training new physicians with the help of its highly skilled and experienced medical staff, state-of-the-art facilities and extensive resources. For more information, visit www.bhmcny.org.
About New York Medical College
Founded in 1860, New York Medical College is one of the oldest and largest health sciences universities in the country with more than 1,400 students, 1,300 residents and clinical fellows, nearly 3,000 faculty members, and 15,000 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Valhalla, NY and offers advanced degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and the School of Health Sciences and Practice. As a leading academic and biomedical research institution, the College manages more than $34.5 million in research and other sponsored programs, notably in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, kidney disease, the neurosciences, disaster medicine, and vaccine development.
With a network of affiliated hospitals that includes large urban medical centers, small suburban clinics and high-tech regional tertiary care facilities, NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities throughout the tri-state region for medical students, residents and allied health providers. For more information, visit www.nymc.edu.