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Graduating Students at New York Medical College School of Medicine Celebrate Their Residency Training Placement

March 20, 2020
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VALHALLA, NY – Today at noon, seniors at New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM), along with graduating medical students across the nation, learned where they were matched to medical residency programs and will continue their training for the next several years in their chosen specialty. Although it was not the traditional envelope opening ceremony, students learned where they matched online and a live stream of the event allowed family and friends to join in the celebration.  Conducted annually by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), the Match uses a computer algorithm to match the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs, in order to fill the available training positions at U.S. teaching hospitals.


Paul T. Diamond, M.D., Appointed to Lead Rehabilitation Medicine Program at New York Medical College

February 28, 2020
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Valhalla, New York – Paul T. Diamond, M.D., has been appointed the Catherine and Vladislav P. Hinterbuchner Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC) and director of rehabilitation medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan. Most recently serving as director of neuro rehabilitation and associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with the University of Virginia Health System (UVA Health), Dr. Diamond will bring valuable clinical and research expertise to both institutions.


New York Medical College’s Center For Disaster Medicine Provides Training To Yonkers Fire Department To Prepare For Mass Casualty And Disaster Situations

February 10, 2020
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Valhalla, New York – On February 6, members of the Yonkers Fire Department participated in a day-long training course taught by New York Medical College’s (NYMC) Center for Disaster Medicine. The course was designed for civilian pre-hospital providers to learn the facets of tactical and operational medicine such as providing stabilizing care in hostile environments and stop-the-bleed techniques. The hands-on training was given to first responders from the Yonkers Fire Department, who will now be better prepared to handle disaster situations such as a mass shooting, explosion or natural disaster. 


New York Medical College’s Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts Training Session for Putnam Police Department

February 03, 2020
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Valhalla, New York – On January 14, members of the Putnam County Police Department participated in a training session to learn basic austere medicine techniques. The training was conducted by New York Medical College’s (NYMC) Center for Disaster Medicine, an organization that provides workshops, training and education to better prepare law enforcement, EMS, fire departments, other first responders, educational institutions, business and public health professionals and communities for natural or man-made disasters, including mass casualty incidents and bioterrorism.


New York Medical College and Touro College & University System Host Educational Event On Coronavirus

February 03, 2020
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New York, New York – The global impact of the coronavirus is growing exponentially. Only a week ago, there were 800 confirmed cases, but that number has already grown to more than 17,000. Facing a global heath epidemic, medical leadership from New York Medical College (NYMC) and the Touro College & University System hosted an event, “Coronavirus: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, What You Need to Know,” to educate clinical healthcare professionals, healthcare administrators, public health professionals, elected officials and the media about the coronavirus.


New York Medical College’s Center for Disaster Medicine Provides Training to White Plains Hospital to Prepare for Disaster Situations

January 23, 2020
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Valhalla, New York – On January 16, emergency department clinicians and other physicians at White Plains Hospital participated in an eight-hour training course taught by New York Medical College’s (NYMC) Center for Disaster Medicine to build upon their already growing commitment for disaster preparedness. The course was created to refresh the knowledge of medical professionals within the hospital who are responsible for the initial triage of victims of a disaster, such as a mass causality situation. The course focuses on prioritizing patient care based on the hospital’s capacity for surgical intervention, critical care admission or stabilization in the emergency department.


New York Medical College Receives UNESCO Chair Distinction for Global Work in Bioethics

January 02, 2020
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Valhalla, NY – A long-standing champion of biomedical ethics in health care, New York Medical College (NYMC) has been awarded the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair in Bioethics. Sponsored by UNESCO, this Chair is part of an international network of universities and research centers committed to improving ethics education in medical schools. As part of the mandate of the UNESCO Chair, NYMC will develop programs to educate and raise awareness among decision-makers, specialists including researchers, jurists and journalists, the general public and specific target groups.


New York Medical College’s Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts Pediatric Focused Disaster Response Training

December 20, 2019
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Valhalla, New York – On December 18 and 19, more than 75 Westchester community members participated in a two-day course at New York Medical College (NYMC), Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness, in order to effectively learn how to address the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community incident. The latest course developed by the NYMC’s Center for Disaster Medicine taught participants to recognize and address issues specific to the pediatric population that can occur during disaster events.


New York Medical College’s Center for Disaster Medicine Brings Mass Casualty Triage Training to Western New York at Kaleida Health

November 27, 2019
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Valhalla, N.Y. – On November 26, emergency department clinicians and other medical professionals from Kaleida Health and other healthcare facilities in the Western New York region participated in an eight-hour Principles and Application of Mass Casualty course hosted by Kaleida Health and Finger Lakes Regional Resource and Training Center. Taught by faculty of New York Medical College’s (NYMC’s) Center for Disaster Medicine (CDM), the course was designed to refresh the knowledge of medical professionals responsible for the initial triage of victims following a mass casualty incident.


New York Medical College Opens Family Health Center to Provide Primary Care to Community Members

November 07, 2019
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Valhalla, NY, – New York Medical College (NYMC) celebrated a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, November 6 to mark the opening of its new Family Health Center, an outpatient faculty practice, open to the surrounding community and members of NYMC. Located in the same building as the Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) at NYMC, the new health care center provides same day or walk-in appointments on Monday through Friday. By co-locating the two community-focused healthcare services, NYMC and TCDM created an integration of oral health with primary care—enriching education opportunities for the dental and medical students, improving patient outcomes and promoting the new model of dental health which recognizes the important link between dental and primary health.