Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has prepared physicians since 1968, granting the MD and PhD degrees in Biomedical Science. The School is an affiliate of New York University and is autonomous and self-supporting with its own Board of Trustees. The main campus is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, bordered by East and Central Harlem to the East and North (two predominantly poor, ethnic minority communities), and by Yorkville on the South (one of the nation’s most affluent communities). Together, they provide a broad mix of cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity that makes the educational and health service opportunities at Icahn School of Medicine unique.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), part of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences community, prides itself on its commitment to excellence, diversity, professionalism and service. Our emphasis is on being collaborative practitioners of medicine, educators and researchers with a focus on the health of underserved and vulnerable populations. The six NJMS curricular goals are: 1) Mastery of Clinical Knowledge with Integration of Basic Sciences; 2) Excellence in Clinical Skills; (3) Excellence in Professionalism and Humanism: 4) Commitment to the Health of the Community and Appreciation of Social and Cultural Diversity; 5) Commitment to Lifelong Learning; and 6) Development of Effective Skills in Education and Communication. In addition, NJMS offers a combined MD/PhD degree and an MD with Distinction in Research. For students interested in public health or business, we have MD/MPH or MD/MBA combined programs. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has over 35 years of experience in providing students with research opportunities.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
The College of Physicians and Surgeons is joined with the Presbyterian Hospital division of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, forming the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest and most academically active patient-care, teaching, and biomedical research centers. Presbyterian Hospital merged with New York Hospital in 1997 to form the New York Presbyterian Hospital and its related network of 34 closely affiliated hospitals and health systems throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut region. Columbia has considerable teaching, clinical and research-based programs in additional affiliated hospitals including Harlem Hospital Center, the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, and Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York, as well as Stamford and St. Vincent’s Hospitals in Connecticut. The affiliated hospitals participate heavily in the education of students as well as the regional care of patients while extending and enriching the College of Physicians and Surgeons faculty. The Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and the Health Sciences campus feature exceptional diversity in all aspects of Medicine.
Manhattan Staten Island Area Health Education Center
The Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center (MSI AHEC) was established in May 2004 to address health disparities through increased diversity in the healthcare workforce. MSI AHEC works with high schools, colleges, universities, and health facilities to provide historically underrepresented students who are interested in the health professions, education exploration, and exposure programs. We provide guidance, resources, and networking opportunities that will assist students in achieving their health career goals. MSI AHEC connects students to the NERA MedPrep Program through recruitment and supports retention activities in NERA.
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University
Hofstra University and Northwell Health are partners in the establishment and operation of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. The School of Medicine is built upon the strong clinical and graduate medical education programs of Northwell Health and the robust research and academic programs of Hofstra University and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health. This newest allopathic medical school in New York has created an innovative way to educate 21st century physicians. It emphasizes a collaborative learning environment where students teach each other, an integrated curriculum with clinical and basic science education throughout the 4 years and a dedication to inspiring diverse, promising students to lead and transform medicine for the betterment of humanity.
CHANGING THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE
ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
This program was made possible by funding through the Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) of the
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration and the Northeast Regional Alliance Health Careers Opportunity Program (NERA HCOP).
NERA HCOP is a partnership with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center, and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University.