Medical Education & the Physician Workforce: 
September 2017
AMSNY Program Provides Path to Medical School and Future Career Treating Underserved Patients

As a child in Ecuador, Paola Morocho watched her grandmother struggle with osteoporosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, and felt helpless in the face of her pain.  When they would travel together over an hour to seek medical care, she was impressed by the doctors who were able to help her grandmother, and aspired to be like them someday.  Learn more.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine: Dr. David Forstein Appointed Dean

David Forstein, DO, FACOOG, was appointed as the third dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), Alan Kadish, MD, president of the Touro College and University System announced.  Dr. Forstein, who was most recently Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, has a long history as a medical educator.   Learn more.
Medical Education & Training
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell: Leadership Training Program Launched for Medical Students

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine (now the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine) hosted a reception on Wednesday, August 16, to celebrate the newly launched Klar Leadership Development and Innovation Management (LDIM) program, an initiative designed to prepare medical students to become medical leaders . Learn more.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine: Horses Stand in as 'Patients' to Help Local Med Students Boost Their Bedside Skills

Horses have their own way of talking back.  They can be stubborn, uncooperative or dismissive, just like people.  That's why they are the perfect patient substitutes for first-year students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown who are learning about bedside manner, according to Deirdre Hamling .   Learn more.
Diversity in Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center Program to Raise Diversity in Science Celebrates 15th Anniversary

CUMC's Summer Program for Underrepresented Students ( SPURS) celebrated its15 th anniversary this summer with one of its largest classes in the program's history.  This year, 24 college students from around the country spent two months conducting research in the labs of 23 CUMC faculty members.  Learn more.
University of Rochester Medical Center: In Lifetime of Achievement, Hematologist is Grateful for Opportunities, Longevity

Marshall A. Lichtman, M.D., a University of Rochester hematologist/oncologist and former dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, will receive one of the highest honors in his field from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) for an exceptional, 51-year career and many lasting contributions toward understanding blood cell diseases.
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Weill Cornell Medicine: Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Leader Lauded with Career Honor

Dr. Olaf Andersen was honored in July with the Bert I. Shapiro Award from the National Association of MD-PhD Programs for his work as director of the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, a collaborative effort between Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Rockefeller University, and his accomplishments as president of the association .   Learn more.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Promotions Bolster Einstein's Medical Education

Dr. Allen M. Spiegel, the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein, recently announced two promotions important to medical students and their education: Dr. Allison Ludwig, formerly assistant dean for students is now associate dean for student affairs, responsible for overseeing the office of student affairs; and Dr. Pablo Joo, formerly assistant dean for medical education is now associate dean for medical education and curricular affair .   Learn more.
Albany Medical College: New Medical Students Receive White Coats in 2017 Traditional Ceremony

The 143 medical students entering Albany Medical College donned their white coats for the first time today during the College's White Coat Ceremony. As part of the time-honored tradition, the students also recited the Hippocratic Oath.  Drawn from more than 9,000 applicants, the Class of 2021 comes from 27 states, including 44 students from New York. This year's class ranges in age from 20-37.  Learn more.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2021 Receives White Coats

In August, more than 600 guests shared moments of joy and pride as the 316 medical students of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine's (NYITCOM) Class of 2021 received their white coats. Several of the students were coated by family members who are also physicians .   Learn more.
Weill Cornell Medicine: White Coat Ceremony Launches Students' Careers in Medicine

As a child, Villasante listened intently to her mom, a microbiologist for the U.S. Navy, as she shared stories about her work investigating parasites and viruses that cause disease. Villasante was captivated. Now she's taking her passion for science and medicine a step further as a first-year MD-PhD student at Weill Cornell Medical College .   Learn more.
Other News
Hofstra University, Northwell Health Announce Naming of Medical School in Honor of Donald and Barbara Zucker

Hofstra University and Northwell Health today announced the naming of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in recognition of the couple's long-time support. Their recent gifts, totaling $61 million, will support the next generation of health care professionals in medicine, research and nursing.  Learn more.
University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Medical School Construction is in the Home Stretch

The cranes are long gone from the new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. So is the industrial elevator, or "buck hoist," that carried workers up and down the outside of the building. Nearly all 27,000-plus locally produced terra cotta panels that give the building's outer shell a distinctive, clay-colored skin have been installed.  Learn more.
Albany Medical College: Albany Business News on Where AMC is Recruiting its Students From

More than half of Albany Medical College's first year medical students are from the Northeast, the result of a strategy Henry Pohl says helps recruit students to the 11-county region's only medical school .   Learn more.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine: Providing Health Care in Ghana

Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Surviving Katrina, Helping with Harvey

In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Einstein asked fourth-year medical student Elizabeth Dupont to reflect on her experiences as a survivor of Hurricane Katrina and offer her thoughts about what those who have lived through catastrophic events need .   Learn more.
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