The New York Medical College School of Medicine boasts an extensive network of affiliated hospitals, which includes urban medical centers, suburban community hospitals and highly advanced regional tertiary care facilities, providing students with a comprehensive range of resources and educational opportunities. The SOM is committed to a dynamic process of ongoing site development, existing site improvement and new enhancements, creating optimal clinical learning environments to achieve safe and high-quality patient care. These training sites provide students with opportunities to interact with a broad range of patient populations in a variety of practice settings under the supervision of our talented faculty. View the full list of SOM affiliated clinical sites.
Early Clinical Experiences
Our educational philosophy prioritizes emotionally connected patient care, and we prepare our students for this approach from day one. Students are introduced to the core components of medical interviewing and physical examination during Course One/Fundamental Processes of Life. Small group training is complemented by seminars on topics related to health systems and early engagement with standardized patients in our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. Clinically oriented-case conferences help students integrate this coursework. Additional skills training is provided through a clinical preceptorship program, during which students are paired longitudinally with clinicians at affiliated practice sites to hone their clinical skills in preparation for core clerkships.
Interested students can also participate in service-learning and clinical shadowing programs to both enhance their clinical skills and pursue areas of specific interest beyond the formal curriculum.