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Welcome from the Dean

Edward HalperinWelcome to the New York Medical College School of Medicine!

I am pleased that you are pursuing medicine as a career. As a physician, I can attest to the fact that the challenges and rewards of medical school, culminating in the joy of practicing in one’s chosen specialty, are among the most life-changing and important you will ever experience.

At New York Medical College School of Medicine, we share the hope that the four years you spend with us will serve to shape your mind, develop your abilities and hone your character. We are certain you will leave here as the skilled and compassionate physician you dream of becoming.

Your generation has shown itself to be intelligent, caring, energetic and driven to improve conditions in the world you will inherit from us. We promise to do all that is within our power to support you academically, personally and professionally in achieving your goals.

Our dedicated faculty will help you acquire the knowledge and proficiency you will need to achieve your goals. Our diverse network of affiliated hospitals will offer you a variety and depth of clinical experiences that is unrivaled, and is most often cited by our graduates as proof of our exceptional quality as a medical school.

While the focus of your time here is primarily academic, I also encourage you to participate fully in campus life, to devote yourself to service to the community and to invest some of your time and energy in building the relationships that will enrich you for a lifetime.

As you begin your exciting journey toward becoming a physician, my best wishes for your success go with you.

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.
Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer
and Interim Dean, School of Medicine