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New York Medical College Announces Academic Affiliation with NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

College expands network of affiliates offering students an outstanding range of educational opportunities to further develop their clinical skills

Date: July 06, 2020
NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
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New York Medical College
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Valhalla, New York – New York Medical College (NYMC), Valhalla, New York, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, Bronx, New York, have announced an academic affiliation designating the hospital as a teaching site for NYMC’s undergraduate medical students. The agreement outlines a mutual obligation to create and maintain a learning environment that promotes the highest standards of medical professionalism.

NYMC and NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln will establish programs at the hospital for the training and education of NYMC’s medical students offering core clerkships in pediatrics, medicine, surgery and psychiatry, as well as elective rotations in emergency medicine and surgical and medical subspecialties. NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln is a full-service acute care hospital, serving the downtown Bronx community, and is one of the premier trauma centers in the country and the busiest in the Northeast region. 

"At New York Medical College, we take pride in our robust network of affiliated hospitals that offer our students an outstanding range of educational opportunities to further develop their clinical skills. This partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln marks a major enhancement to the clinical learning environment for our students,” said Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of medicine and pharmacology, NYMC. “We look forward to working with the leadership and faculty at Lincoln as we embark on this endeavor that we are confident will mutually beneficial both institutions for years to come."

“NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln is proud to include among its affiliations, the New York Medical College,” stated Milton Nunez, CEO of Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.  “Here, physicians-to-be will find an extremely wide educational platform, a diverse patient base, mission-driven community-based values and a supportive learning environment.  Coming from the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, the experience will be unique, focused and demanding.”  There is also a long tradition of unique programs created specifically for the populations Lincoln serves for students to consider.

“Supervising medical students demonstrates our commitment to support lifelong learning at the beginning of the medical career,” stated Tranice Jackson, M.D., director, Graduate Medical Education at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln.  “When we take responsibility for supervision, we help our students put knowledge into action, understand the complexities of health care and advocate for our patients.  We are excited to have a role in the shaping of the next generation of physicians.”

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 NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, located at 234 East 149th Street in the Bronx, is a 362-bed, Acute Care Level 1 Trauma Center with the busiest single site emergency department in the region. Recognized for receiving top grades in Leapfrog Scores Safety in 2015 and 2017, it was acknowledged with High Performing ranks in U.S. News & World Report in 2006, 2008, 2017–2018, 2018–2019 and 2019-2020.  The hospital emphasizes primary care and specialty medicine and uses the latest advances in medical science. It has designations as a Breast Center of Excellence, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Diabetes Education Center of Excellence, Perinatal Center of Excellence and others. Lincoln’s Primary Stroke Center has The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus and Target Plus Honor Elite awards. Its Hemodialysis Unit is The Joint Commission certified as is the hospital’s Pediatric Asthma Program and Palliative Care Service. The hospital is part of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the nation.