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New York Medical College and its university hospital, Westchester Medical Center, are located on a beautiful, suburban 600-acre campus in Valhalla, New York, 30 minutes north of New York City. Together, these institutions provide a seven-county regional outreach service program. Included in this program are a 600-bed tertiary care hospital, the 103-bed Behavioral Health Center, the Westchester Institute for Human Development, and the Maria Ferrari Children’s Hospital. On-campus resources available to psychiatric residents include the College’s researchers and scientists located in the Basic Sciences Building, two medical libraries, and a computer laboratory. At Westchester Medical Center, we have a Trauma Center, Burn Unit, Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center, Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Cancer Center of Excellence, Stroke Center and AIDS Center all of which attract patients from the seven surrounding counties and beyond.

Westchester County is a 450 square mile county, just north of New York City, with approximately one million residents. The Long Island Sound sits just to the southeast with the Hudson River on the west. The county is intersected by the Croton, Bronx and Saw Mill Rivers, with large rolling hills in the background. Westchester has a bounty of attractions, not the least of which are its’ historical sites. There are also many wonderful and unique restaurants, parks and nature preserves, farmers markets, museums, performing arts, crafts fairs, and superior shopping. In addition, there is easy access to the vibrant sites and events in New York City.

WestchesterFor those interested in outdoor activities, Westchester County has abundant hiking, biking and cross-country skiing trails as well as camping facilities. There is also ready access to beaches, golf and other outdoor activities. For those with families, Westchester has towns and cities with excellent school systems and a variety of family activities, from picking your own pumpkins to visiting Playland Amusement Park.

With close proximity to New York City, Westchester County has retained much of its rural character, while adopting the urban and suburban lifestyles. If you ride the Metro-North train, it will take you about 25-30 minutes to reach Grand Central Station on 42nd Street - right in the center of Manhattan. Moreover, the housing costs are significantly lower than in New York City.

To find out more about what Westchester County has to offer, please visit the website



Page updated: July 27, 2015