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The Department of Pathology at New York Medical College supports multiple research laboratories at the New York Medical College campus in Westchester County, and diagnostic anatomic and clinical pathology laboratories in its major teaching hospital, Westchester Medical Center. It is heavily involved in teaching medical students at New York Medical College, and offers a range of pre-doctoral graduate programs in experimental pathology at the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences. In addition to post-doctoral programs at the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the Department offers accredited residencies in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology for qualified medical school graduates at Westchester Medical Center.

Research laboratories of the Department of Pathology are located in the Basic Science Building on the New York Medical College campus. Faculty research programs, supported by federal and industrial grants, include studies of mechanisms of biochemical toxicology, cancer cell biology, cell-cycle regulation and apoptosis, mechanisms underlying cell dysfunction after neurologic trauma, chemical carcinogenesis, free-radical pathobiology, hypersensitivity and chronic inflammation, molecular genetics of hypertension, Lyme disease, tuberculosis, and tissue engineering. Departmental faculty are also active collaborators in a number of national and international research programs.

Teaching is an important component of departmental activity. Besides providing major courses for the medical school curriculum in the second and fourth years, the Department offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in Experimental Pathology, residencies in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and an annual course on safety assessment of medicines.

Flexible interdisciplinary graduate pathology programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Experimental Pathology are offered in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences. These programs focus on a comprehensive study of the pathogenesis of human disease including those related to degradation of the environment. Didactic courses are designed to foster analytical problem-solving based on a secure knowledge of the fundamentals of cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, and systemic pathology as well as on the biological effects of environmental pollutants and their role in the pathogenesis of environmentally caused disease.

Academic Programs in Pathology

The Department offers the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees.

What is Pathology:

Pathology is a significant component of the causal study of disease and a major field in modern medical practice and diagnosis. As a field of general inquiry and research, pathology addresses four components of disease: cause/etiology, mechanisms of development, structural alterations of cells, and the consequences of changes.

Department of Pathology 
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595
Telephone: (914) 594-4146
Fax: (914) 594-4163

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