Medical College Establishes Academic Affiliation With New Jersey Medical Center
VALHALLA, N.Y., July 27, 2011—New York Medical College (NYMC) and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center have signed an agreement that designates the Paterson, N.J., hospital as an affiliated teaching site for the College’s medical education programs.
The new agreement sets forth St. Joseph’s sponsorship of NYMC’s programs of undergraduate medical education, defines its responsibilities as a site for clinical rotations by medical students and describes how it will support various research activities. The agreement also names Paul M. Wallach, M.D., vice dean of medical education, as medical education program director at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
The initial group of 16 third- and fourth-year medical students from NYMC began their clinical experiences in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family medicine, surgery, medicine, and psychiatry at the medical center this summer. They will pursue core studies, electives and research through varied opportunities in the urban tertiary care environment at St. Joseph’s.
“St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center offers our students an excellent site for medical experiences ranging from primary care to the most complex cases. By affiliating with St. Joseph’s, we are opening a new vista in New Jersey with a major medical center that shares our commitment to the underserved and to our mission of teaching, research and patient care,” said Karl P. Adler, M.D., chief executive officer.
“St. Joseph’s is proud to collaborate with New York Medical College in an academic affiliation that will impact the future of health care for years to come. Both organizations have rich legacies of strong medical education programs that bring leading edge health care, research, and resources that enhance the expertise of staff and patient quality of care,” stated William A. McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System.
“Combining the resources of New York Medical College and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center will strengthen medical education and reflects an important part of Touro’s mission in support of the underserved. The emphasis is patient-centric, and it is those patients most in need of health care services who will be best served by the affiliation,” said Alan Kadish, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the Touro College and University System.
Updated: March 23, 2012