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Welcome from the Dean

Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE

Welcome 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 pleasure and gratification of practicing in one’s chosen specialty and making a positive impact on society, will be one of your most life-changing experiences.

The important role you are preparing for is even more critical today as we both work to address this enormous worldwide health crisis and also take what we have learned from it to improve future emergency preparedness and public health strategy. As physicians and healers, we also have a special responsibility to affect change in health care disparities and to channel our energy to push for changes in laws and leadership that will address the fundamental problems that have led to continued inequalities and suffering.

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. 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.

Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE
Dean, School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology