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New York Medical College Announces Partnership with Dominican College

Agreement provides opportunity for early admission for Dominican College students interested in several Master’s programs at NYMC's SHSP

Date: September 18, 2020
Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY
Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY
Media Contact:

Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications
New York Medical College
(914) 594-4552

Susan Cerra
Communications Director
Dominican College
(845) 848-7404

New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) has partnered with Dominican College to provide early acceptance programs into the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Graduate Certificate programs at NYMC’s SHSP.

Through the agreement, NYMC and Dominican College will work to identify undergraduate students with interest and aptitude for public health and provide guidance to the students during the application process. The partnership is effective for the fall 2020 semester and will begin accepting students for 2021 spring and summer programs. NYMC offers M.P.H. programs in Health Behavior and Community HealthEpidemiologyEnvironmental Health ScienceHealth Policy and Management, as well as an M.S. in Biostatics.

“As an institution, we are committed to preparing students to become tomorrow’s leaders in the field of public health by providing them with the right tools and resources to excel,” said Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs. “This partnership with Dominican College allows us to welcome exceptional students, passionate about improving the health of individuals and communities, and further prepare them for a career in this field through our Master’s programs.”  

To be considered for acceptance, undergraduate students must contact and work with Dominican College’s advisory committee or the NYMC SHSP Admissions Office. All applications will be submitted through SOPHAS.org and must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above, with no grades below C on their official transcript
  • A supportive recommendation from an advisor of Dominican College or on behalf of the Advisory Committee
  • A supportive recommendation from a Dominican College faculty member or work supervisor
  • For those seeking admission into the Epidemiology or Biostatistics program, applicants must have a strong quantitative background
  • Applicants must exhibit strong academic and professional readiness
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required

“Dominican College has built an impressive reputation in the health fields,” said Brian G. Fernandes, vice president for enrollment management at Dominican College. “This new partnership with New York Medical College is a wonderful opportunity for our students who want to further their education and prepare for a career in the field of public health at a well-respected institution of higher education.”

Student interested in the early acceptance program with Dominican College should contact director of recruitment Nick Sekkas, M.S., at nsekkas@nymc.edu or 914-594-4759 for further information.

About New York Medical College

Founded in 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country, with nearly 1,500 students and 330 residents and clinical fellows, more than 2,600 faculty members and 23,500 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and Practice, the Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC and the Touro College School of Health Sciences’ nursing program at NYMC. NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities for students, residents, and practitioners.

About Dominican College

Dominican College offers a supportive, nurturing, small college experience in a safe, beautiful community, less than 30 minutes outside of New York City. The liberal arts institution was founded in 1952 by the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt in the Catholic tradition. The College provides professional programs, including ones in nursing, health sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, teacher education, social work, and business administration. More than 30 programs are offered on the undergraduate and master’s level. In addition, the College has doctoral programs in Nursing Practice and Physical Therapy. The student body is richly diverse and is composed of students who commute or reside on campus. There are special programs for adult learners who work full-time while attending programs in the evenings, on weekends, or online. For more information, visit www.dc.edu