NYU To Establish Long Island Medical School At Winthrop

New York University announced recently it will create a tuition-free medical school on the NYU Winthrop Hospital Campus in Mineola.

The NYU Long Island School of Medicine will have a curricular focus on training and producing primary care physicians, and full-tuition scholarships will be offered to all students in its MD degree program regardless of merit or financial need.

"What distinguishes NYU is its capacity for boldness and innovation. This new medical school is emblematic of that. By offering an exceptional educational experience, it will enable us to develop a new generation of medical leaders in primary care, an area of medicine where there is a pressing need," said Andrew Hamilton, President of New York University. "The launch of this program adds not just breadth but real strength to our healthcare enterprise. NYU-trained physicians are among the world's most highly respected; this new cohort will expand the good that can be done by our medical graduates."

The new program received preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting body for educational programs at schools of medicine in the United States and Canada on Feb. 12.

Final approval from the New York State Education Department is still pending and is expected later this spring.

NYU Long Island School of Medicine will serve as NYU's second medical school and will be the only accelerated three-year MD program focused on primary care, including internal and community medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN and surgery and offering students a conditional acceptance to an NYU Winthrop residency slot through the National Resident Matching Program (NMRP) upon matriculation. Students will be selected at the time of their application and interview based upon their commitment to training and practicing as primary care clinicians in the New York metro area.

The proposed medical school at NYU Winthrop would accept 24 students for its first class in the summer of 2019, with additional slots opening up in subsequent years, eventually accommodating 40 students in each of its three classes.

"There is a growing trend towards a flexible, accelerated MD curriculum for students who know early on the area of medicine in which they wish to specialize," said Steven Shelov, MD, founding dean of the NYU Long Island School of Medicine. "We've worked closely with the LCME to develop a comprehensive and rigorous program that meets the needs of today's students, and we look forward to collaborating further on the next steps in establishing the new medical school."

Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean of NYU School of Medicine and CEO of NYU Langone Health, offers his enthusiastic support. "There is no medical school in New York State, or the tri-state region, exclusively devoted to training primary care physicians as well as health service delivery. Moreover, the proposed NYU Long Island School of Medicine would be unique in the region in offering a three-year pathway to the MD degree facilitating earlier entry to clinical practice."

Source : https://patch.com/new-york/mineola/tuition-free-nyu-medical-school-coming-long-island

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