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SOM Student Life

Student life at the School of Medicine (SOM) aims to balance the rigors of study and practice with a comforting atmosphere, supportive culture, and a rich mix of activities and experiences that will make your time as a student here memorable for the rest of your life. We offer a wide range of opportunities to get involved with the local community, join student organizations and participate in campus and local events, as well as dine well, stay fit and have fun. We encourage students to get fully involved in the community – both for their own benefit and for the benefit of the School of Medicine at large. The SOM provides research opportunities as well; they can be found on the SOM Student Research Opportunities page.

Office of Medical Student Affairs

The Office of Medical Student Affairs in the School of Medicine (SOM) provides a great many resources and services. Deans are always available by appointment. Deans monitor their e-mail frequently and encourage dialogue by this medium as well.

Students who wish to speak with a team member have the option to:

  • Email MSA Staff to reach a member of the staff.
  • Email MSA Dean for confidential matters and a direct response from a dean.
  • Call (914) 594-4498 during business hours.

Students may also:

Business Hours

  • October 1 through March 31 (Fall/Winter):
    • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Thursday; and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Friday
  • April 1 through September 30 (Spring/Summer):
    • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday 

Services and Resources

  • Counseling (academic, career, personal) 
  • Faculty Advisors (third and fourth years) 
  • information and schedules (third and fourth years)
  • Jury Duty exemption letters
  • Tracking
    • student academic grades
    • clinical evaluation forms 
  • Credentialing for clinical procedures
  • Dual Degree information
    • M.D./Ph.D.
    • M.D./M.P.H. 
  • Medical Student Summer Research & Clinical Fellowships
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Dean's letters
    • Scholarships
    • Research opportunities
    • Visiting Electives 
  • Residency Information
    • hospital residency program brochures
    • evaluation of residencies by NYMC graduates
    • NRMP information
    • NRMP match results
  • Research Opportunities
    • Dean's Summer Research Fellowship
  • Medical Student Abuse hotline: (914) 594-3333

SOM Student Handbook

The SOM Student Handbook 2023-2024 describes the expectations for behavior and conduct in the New York Medical College School of Medicine community and outlines the procedures to be followed when these expectations are not met. It includes the Student Code of Conduct, the Academic Integrity Policy, as well as other rules, regulations, and policies governing student life. Please contact Jonathan Pessolano with questions concerning the School of Medicine Student Handbook.

MSA Staff

School of Medicine Office of Medical Student Affairs
Sunshine Cottage, Suite 122A
New York Medical College
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 594-4498
Fax: (914) 594-4613