Medical Education & the Physician Workforce: 
July 2017
Julio Licinio, MD, PhD, Named Senior Vice President and Dean of the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University

Julio Licinio, MD, PhD, has been named senior vice president and dean of the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University.  The appointment, effective July 1, was announced by Upstate President Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP .   Learn more.
Weill Cornell Medicine: Primum non nocere: Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the Defense of Academic Medicine

Now, as in the past, the future of academic medicine hinges on the outcome of our nation's debate over health care reform. As this perennial saga in American life repeats itself in a new political reality, it is useful to turn to history for guidance.   Learn more.
Medical Education & Training
NYU School of Medicine: How To Survive Your First Year of Medical School

Metro spoke with Dr. Linda Tewksbury, the associate dean for student affairs at NYU School of Medicine, to find out how students can ease into the transition and conquer their first year.

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University of Rochester Medical Center #ILookLikeASurgeon: Female Surgical Residents Reflect on Training

They've been mistaken for other types of hospital employees. A few times, patients would only speak to their male counterparts. But when Bianca, Candice, Kristin, and Sandra officially end their surgery residency program at URMC on June 24, they will look back, satisfied, knowing they were part of history.   Learn more.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine on Physician Burnout: Finding Ways to Help Medical Students Lead Healthier Lives

With the health of their patients their primary concern, physicians often carry the weight of the well-being of others on their shoulders without focusing on their own physical and emotional health. It's a habit that can lead to "physician burnout.   Learn more.
Columbia University Medical Center:  "Ready 4 Residency" Prepares Students for Patient Care

As recent medical school graduates begin their residencies this summer, thousands of newly minted doctors will experience the nontrivial gap between learning about medicine and practicing it.  Learn more.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center: Hundreds of New Health Professionals Graduate 

SUNY Downstate Medical Center graduated a new class of physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, research scientists, and public health professionals at commencement ceremonies held recently at Carnegie Hall.   Learn more.
Diversity in Medicine
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine: Proof Is in the Pipeline

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Medical Scholars Pipeline Program (MSPP) has a lot to celebrate this summer including the start of another season of study and an unprecedented $85k in grant support for this initiative designed to expose high-achieving minority students to careers in the healthcare professions.   Learn more.
Mount Sinai Ranks No. 1 in Diversity Management and Best Practices Among U.S. Health Care Institutions
DiversityInc , the nation's leading publication in advancing excellence in diversity management, has ranked the Mount Sinai Health System No. 1 in the United States in its 2017 "Top 12 Hospitals and Health Systems" list.

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine on ABC's Here and Now

The show features Touro Com's Med Achieve pipeline program for high school students.   Learn more.
Upstate Medical University 'White Coat Advanced' Furthers Health Care Career Goals

Ten undergraduate students from across the state spent a week in June at Upstate in the "White Coat Advanced" program for students interested in health care careers.  This year's program was funded by  CSTEP  (Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program), a state initiative that helps students from historically underserved backgrounds prepare for careers in the scientific, technical and health-related fields .   Learn more.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Names Dr. Joshua D. Nosanchuk Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

Albert Einstein College of Medicine has named educator and infectious disease researcher Joshua D. Nosanchuk, M.D., senior associate dean for medical education. Dr. Nosanchuk, who currently serves as assistant dean for student affairs at Einstein, will assume his new position on July 1, 2017.
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Columbia University Medical Center: 5 Questions with Rita Charon, Director of the Virginia Apgar Academy

New York Medical College: Faculty Spotlight: Susan Rachlin, M.D., FACR

Beginning her teaching career at NYMC in 1996, Susan Rachlin, M.D., FACR, associate dean in the Office of Medical Student Affairs and associate professor of clinical radiology, has been awarded a teaching award from students every year since.  Learn more.
Other News
Mount Sinai Health System on PBS Newshour: Conservatives are Targeting the Wrong Things to Bring Down Health Care Costs

Every major hospital group has criticized the health care bill crafted by Senate Republicans, especially for deep reductions in Medicaid spending for the poor and those with disabilities. At the Spotlight Health Conference at the Aspen Institute, Judy Woodruff talked to Kenneth Davis, president and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System, to get his take on the health care bill and more.   Learn more.
Weill Cornell Medical College Student Awarded Sarnoff Fellowship

Amanda Garfinkel, a third-year medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College, was awarded a one-year fellowship from the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation. The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students the opportunity to spend a year conducting work in a biomedical research facility in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled.   Learn more.
SUNY Upstate Creates Pediatric Fellowship with Special Focus on Treating Child Abuse, Neglect

Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital will offer for the first time a three-year pediatric fellowship with a special focus on treating child abuse and neglect.   Learn more.
New York Medical College School of Medicine and Touro Law Center Collaborate

The verdict is in. The first interdisciplinary course between the NYMC School of Medicine (SOM) and the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, commonly known as Touro Law Center, was a success.   Learn more.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine: Doctor's Killing at Bronx Hospital Called a 'Monumental Loss'

NYTimes reports on the loss of Touro COM alum Dr. Tracy Sin-Yee Tam.   Learn more.
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