New York Medical College
About New York Medical College
Why Choose NYMC?
People come from all over to study at NYMC. In fact, there are students from 17 different countries in the NYMC community—and they might have all different reasons for doing so. There’s the 2:1 faculty-student ratio, meaning you could get the personal attention and support you need. There’s the beautiful 54 acre campus, where you could live and study, and even the schools’ commitment to diversity and community outreach.
Here are just a few reasons you might want to consider applying to NYMC.
New York Medical College History
NYMC has been training students in medicine and healthcare since 1860, when it was originally known as The New York Homeopathic Medical College. NYMC takes pride in its inclusivity, and its diverse student and alumni community. In fact, they offered the first minority scholarship program at a medical school in the country. Not only that, but the first male African American physician in the United States, and the first female African American in New York both studied here.
New York Medical College became a part of the Touro College and University System family in 2011. Today, they continue in their efforts to make history—while making a difference for the community and the world—not only by training medical professionals but also through biomedical research in cancer, cardiovascular health, infectious disease, kidney disease, vaccine development, and medical care in disaster recovery.
NYMC Clinical & Practicum Sites
Medicine and healthcare aren’t just learned in the classroom. Observation and hands-on experience are essential aspects of the learning process, and NYMC has its students covered. New York Medical College maintains a network of more than six hundred different affiliated sites, where students could gain this experience under the guidance of experienced professionals. Those include large urban medical centers, community hospitals, and tertiary care facilities, across the country, as well as around the world.
Perform Research at New York Medical College
Of course, while healthcare practice is crucial, it’s not the only branch of medicine that students could pursue at NYMC. New York Medical College supports its students and faculty as they perform research in all different areas of medical science. More than half of the research at NYMC is funded by NIH.
The school maintains fourteen different medical research centers and institutes, including:
- Brander Cancer Research Institute
- Cardiovascular Translational Science Institute
- Center for Disaster Medicine
- Center for Disability and Health
- Children’s Health Translational Science Institute
And more! NYMC also maintains cutting-edge research facilities to support its student and faculty researchers. Examples include the Behavioral Phenotyping Facility, BioInc (a fully equipped biotechnology incubator), a genomics lab, a stem cell laboratory, and more.
NYMC Campus Community & Other Resources
New York Medical College sits on a 54-acre campus in the Hudson Valley, just half an hour from New York City. Here, students have access to resources for academic support, while also getting involved with the school and community. In fact, NYMC makes an effort to give back to their local community, offering healthcare services and educational opportunities to populations in need throughout Westchester County.
Other potentially available resources include:
- Academic Support Services, including peer tutoring, workshops, study partner matching, and more
- The NYMC library, also known as the Health Sciences Library (HSL), occupies more than twenty thousand square feet and houses online and print resources, computer and technology labs, and even meeting rooms and video conferencing
- Academic, Professional, Social and Cultural Student Organizations
- Health and Wellness Resources & Support
- Intramural Sports
- Study Abroad, with foreign medical schools in Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Budapest, Hungary; Jerusalem, Israel; and Guadalajara, Mexico
Mission, Vision and ValuesNYMC is dedicated its mission of serving the local and healthcare community through education and public service. They strive to offer their diverse student and faculty community the quality education, clinical, and research experience they need to advance their field and provide outstanding clinical care.
Application requirements at NYMC may vary, depending what you’re studying and the degree you’re trying to earn. Students typically apply through the school their program is a part of. That said, the median undergraduate GPA among accepted students is around 3.6 according to US News & World Report, and the median MCAT score (on the new scale) was listed at 511.
Other details by school are listed below.
- School of Medicine (SOM): Applicants at to the School of Medicine are reviewed holistically by a selection committee. Applicants should demonstrate pre-medical knowledge, patient care experience or aptitude, communication, professionalism, and familiarity with the healthcare system and how it works. They may also look for specific coursework, including English, Physics, General and Organic Chemistry, Biology, and Biochemistry. Applicants must also submit MCAT scores.
- School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP): At the School of Health Sciences and Practice, application requirements vary by specific program. Options include the Master of Public Health, MS in Speech Language Pathology, MS in Biostatistics, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Public Health, and various graduate certificate programs.
- Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS: The Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences looks for applicants who demonstrate that they are well prepared, academically and personally, to succeed in their programs. As a result, prerequisites may vary by program. However, applicants usually need official transcripts, two personal statements, two letters of recommendation, and relevant test scores.
For more details about the application process, including coursework and test requirements, and the New York Medical College Acceptance Rate, contact admissions.
Enrollment, Attendance, Retention Rates and Graduation
Graduate attendance rate of 20% part-time and 80% full-time
For the years 2017-2018 New York Medical College awarded: 142 master's degrees, 243 doctor's degrees - professional practice, 5 doctor's degrees - research/scholarship
New York Medical College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York, and was authorized by the New York State Department of Education to confer its degrees. Other program-specific accreditations include but are not limited to:
- Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
- Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (CAA)
- Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
For more information on these and other program-specific accreditations, reach out to the school within NYMC that offers that program.
- New York Medical College: Valhalla, NYGraduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, Basic Sciences Building - Room A41, Valhalla, NY, 10595
- New York Medical College: Online
New York Medical College offers 35 different degree programs through three different schools:
- The School of Medicine
- The School of Health Sciences & Practice
- Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences
Each school focuses on a different family of health and medical degrees, offering the unique support, experiences and resources students in those types of programs need to thrive. This may include laboratory spaces, mentorship or guidance from experienced faculty, research experience, clinical placements, and more. In addition to the above, several Touro College degrees are conducted on the NYMC campus. This includes degrees issued by the Touro College of Dental Medicine.
Program Spotlight: Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
New York Medical College offers a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology through the School of Health Sciences & Practice. This program is designed in particular for students interested in a career in speech-language pathology in healthcare settings.
The program is entry-level, able to accommodate students who did not earn their bachelor’s degree in this field, in addition to more experienced students. Students without prior SLP education would complete self-directed study to cover basic concepts that more experienced students might already understand. It’s full-time day program, typically completed in about twenty months.
Some fast facts about this program:
- It’s accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Successful applicants often have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5
- In addition to academic requirements, NYMC asks that applicants demonstrate CPR licensure and computer literacy
- Students complete multiple clinical experiences (at least 375 hours), both in the speech clinic on campus, and in external placements
- The program also supports students seeking the NYS Certificate for Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)
To learn more about the curriculum, application requirements, clinical experiences, and other details, reach out to the School of Health Sciences and Practice.