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Events & Milestones

From the excitement of Match Day to activities that inform, honor and unite our students, NYMC and the School of Medicine host a number of special events each year. These events offer ways to meet new people, learn new things, and have a great time on campus. You can check out upcoming events by viewing NYMC’s event calendars

 

Match Day        

Match Day
On the third Friday of March each year at 12:00 p.m. eastern time, medical school seniors across the country receive their official letter from the National Residency Match Program, learning where they will be doing their residency training. NYMC seniors celebrate this annual rite of passage in the Medical Education Center in a boisterous, emotional gathering, sharing this significant milestone in their lives with each other.  

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 Transition Programs    

Transition Programs
To ensure our students understand what lies ahead and are equipped with the knowledge and information they need to progress smoothly from year to year, the NYMC School of Medicine offers extensive Transition Programs for: 

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White Coat    

White Coat
The annual White Coat Ceremony—at which new medical students don their white coats for the first time and recite the Medical School oath—celebrates the start of medical school studies and recognizes the incoming class’ commitment to the responsibilities and expectations of their profession and to the care of their future patients.

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NY Med Talks    

NY Med Talks
NY Med Talks is a one-day, student-run, interdisciplinary and inter-professional event designed to expose health care students to topics outside of the academic curriculum. NY Med Talks features a variety of guests— from speakers in basic sciences and translational research to public health professionals—who offer students insight into the contemporary activities of practitioners across the field.  NY Med Talks is a county-wide event and includes all NYMC Schools as well as other local institutions.  

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Medical Student Research Forum    

Medical Student Research Forum
The Medical Student Research Forum is an annual event designed to educate and support medical students in the discipline of scientific research. The event includes a renowned keynote speaker as well as poster and oral presentations by medical students. The Forum seeks to highlight the relationship between medical research and the practice of medicine, which enables physician-scientists to more thoroughly serve patients and the community. 

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Solidarity Day     ‌Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care
The School of Medicine joins nearly 100 other institutions around the country in observing Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care, traditionally held around Valentine’s Day. The day, founded by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, is marked by a celebration where medical schools, patient care institutions and other organizations demonstrate the importance of kindness to patients.  At NYMC, our students have adopted the “Take Five Minutes” tradition—in which every participating medical student, resident, and physician takes five extra minutes to talk with a patient about something entirely unrelated to medicine.  
       
Honors Day     Honors Day 
The Student Clinician Ceremony celebrates a new chapter in the medical education of the third-year class—the clinical years.  The ceremony was created by Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) to provide guidance, information and support to medical students beginning their clerkships.  The ceremony also includes the presentation of the GHHS Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards to six residents selected by the outgoing third-year class for exhibiting strong teaching skills and being role models for compassionate, relationship-centered care. 
       
Convocation of Thanks     Convocation of Thanks
The Annual Convocation of Thanks is a forum for first-year medical students to express their gratitude to the families and friends of those who donated their bodies, providing them with one of the most important rites of passage in medical school—the study of human anatomy. Through song, poetry, prose and art, the first-year medical students communicate their indebtedness to the people they did not know in life, yet came to know intimately. 
       
AOA Induction    

Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professor Lecture and Induction Ceremony
Each spring the New York Medical College Iota chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national medical honor society, hosts a visiting professor lecture, induction ceremony and banquet celebration. Induction into AOA is reserved for medical students with the highest academic achievements who exhibit good character, leadership and professionalism and a dedication to community service. Alumni, faculty and resident are also honored.

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Gold Humanism Honor Society    

Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Each spring the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) inducts senior medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and others who have “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.” Part of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the GHHS aims to elevate the values of humanism and professionalism within the field of medicine and promote the ideals of humanism in medicine through community service, mentorship, role-modeling and other initiatives.

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