New York Medical College Announces Partnership with the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine
Agreement guarantees admission interviews for students in several master’s programs at the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives
New York Medical College
VALHALLA, NY – The Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) at New York Medical College (NYMC) has partnered with the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM-CA) to support continued medical education for students.
Through the agreement, current students or graduates of the GSBMS’ Accelerated Master’s Program, two-year discipline-based Master’s programs within each of our basic sciences departments and the two-year interdisciplinary Basic Medical Sciences Master’s Program who seek admission to TUCOM-CA will be guaranteed an interview if they meet certain academic performance benchmarks.
“As educators, one of our primary goals is to provide students the tools and resources needed to reach their full potential and achieve great success in the medical field,” said Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, NYMC. “We are thrilled about this new partnership with TUCOM-CA, which will reward bright, determined students for their hard work and academic achievements here at New York Medical College.”
In order to be eligible for a guaranteed interview, students must apply to TUCOM-CA following the normal application procedures and meet the following benchmarks:
- MCAT and GPA thresholds:
- MCAT score of at least 505
- For Accelerated Master’s Program students, graduate GPA of 3.4 or higher (at the completion of Block I OR overall GPA for students who have completed the entire course of study)
- For two-year Master’s students, graduate GPA of 3.4 or higher (after completion of three semesters OR overall GPA for students who have completed the entire course of study)
- Applicants must maintain professional and academic standards of integrity
- A supportive recommendation from the graduate program director will be taken into consideration
- Applicants must specifically identify themselves as NYMC GSBMS graduate students when applying through AACOMAS
- Applicants accepted prior to completion of the NYMC GSBMS program must graduate with a GPA of 3.4 or higher
New York Medical College
Founded in 1860, New York Medical College 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 23,200 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, a School of Dental Medicine and a School of Nursing. NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities for students, residents, and practitioners.