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NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Celebrates Hooding of 284 Graduates

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 284 graduates received doctoral hoods and accolades this morning as they were honored for their hard work, compassion, and dedication to health care. On July 1, the graduates will begin their residencies at hospitals and institutions across the country.

“Whether you go on to become pediatricians or physicians who provide the set of services known as primary care, or whether you venture into public policy or another specialty, know that you can make an incredible impact on the health of others,” said NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. in his address to the students. Guiliano noted that many students had already done that through their clerkships, service abroad, and numerous fundraisers and activities that “have demonstrated the human connection that is so vital to your field.”

Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., urged the graduates to “think health, think health prevention” and to connect and engage with their patients as they practice “high-touch” medicine that stimulates the power of self-healing.

For the press release, click here.
© 2013 New York Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.

AMSNY Joins Rally for Medical Research in Washington, D.C.

Government Relations Committee”

The Rally for Medical Research was held in Washington D.C. on Monday, April 8th. AMSNY was a proud sponsor of the event, in which nearly 200 national health care and medical research organizations were present to show their support for federally funded medical research. Rally for Medical Research delivered a powerful message to Washington politicians on behalf of the medical research community. Cutting federally funded medical research is not the way to reduce deficits and it will only halt valuable efforts being made to save lives. Federally funded medical research is not a bipartisan issue in Washington where Republicans and Democrats alike agree that funding for NIH is vital to the healthcare of American citizens and any chance to rein in healthcare spending.

The crowd passionately participated by cheering and chanting along with the rally host and speakers. News journalist Cokie Roberts hosted the rally; speakers included Congressman Chris Van Hollen, HIV, stroke and heart disease survivors, and actress/cancer advocate Maura Tierney. Rally for Medical Research proved to be a great platform for the voice of medical research. At a time when sequestration cuts and proposed budgets are irresponsibly cutting funds for medical research, dedicated support is needed now more than ever. Chairman of Research America and former Illinois Congressman Joe Porter called on the research community to get tough, gritty and aggressive when advocating for medical research.

For more information about the event, click here.

New York Prepares More Doctors than Any Other State in the U.S.

New York’s medical schools remain committed to training a physician workforce ready to take on the mounting need for primary care and specialty services.

The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) today announced that 2,160 graduating New York State medical students have “matched” to residency training programs within the state and across the country. Ninety-seven percent of New York’s students received a residency “match,” and more than half (51 percent) will remain in New York. Graduates begin their residencies in July.

“With New York’s health care landscape changing rapidly due to an increasingly diverse population, rising costs and policy changes such as the Affordable Care Act, the need for well-trained, highly skilled physicians has never been greater,” said Jo Wiederhorn, President and CEO of the AMSNY. “New York’s medical schools are not only dedicated to meeting this need, but surpassing expectations and delivering high quality health care to all. In addition, we are noticing a greater number of students focusing on much needed primary care disciplines, which include Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics and OB/GYN. Further, 188 students will go into emergency medicine this year, a specialty that is high in demand.”

Many of the schools make an effort to memorialize this professional milestone for students through photos, video and through vivid testimonials: http://www.amsny.org/news/2013-match-day-nys-medical-schools. For each graduate, Match Day represents the culmination of their medical school education – the match ultimately determines the course of their medical careers. For the next three to seven years, residents practice the medicine of their choice in a clinical setting, under the supervision of fully licensed physicians.

According to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), which conducts Match Day, a record-breaking 25,463 applicants nationwide matched to residency programs; U.S. medical school seniors made up 16,390 of those slots. Additionally for the first time, more than 40,000 students and medical school graduates nationally registered for the Match.

The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is the state’s voice for medical education. Its members are:

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2013 Match Day at the NYS Medical Schools

Match Day is the time-honored event held at medical schools all across the country during which each graduating medical student learns where they will spend the next three to seven years of residency training. For each graduate, Match Day represents the culmination of their medical school education – the match ultimately determines the course of their medical careers. Residents practice the medicine of their choice in a clinical setting, under the supervision of fully licensed physicians.

Many of the schools make an effort to memorialize this professional milestone achievement for students through photos, video and vivid testimonials:

For AMSNY’s full press release on 2013 Match Day:
http://www.amsny.org/news/new-york-prepares-more-doctors-any-other-state-us



Albany Medical College

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

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Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

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Icahn School School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

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s at the University at Buffalo, SUNY

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Stony Brook University School of Medicine

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SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Discussion on Medical Education and Training on The Stoler Report: "Medical Schools Training the Next Generation of Health Care Professionals"

On March 14, 2013, leaders from NYS’ medical schools joined Michael Stoler, host and producer of The Stoler Report, to discuss the topic, “Medical Schools Training the Next Generation of Health Care Professionals.” Participants included:

Allen M. Spiegel, MD
Dean
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Lawrence Smith, MD, MACP
Dean
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Executive Vice President & Physician-in-Chief
North Shore-LIJ Health System

Dennis Charney, MD
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean
Icahn School School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Edward Halperin, MD, MA, FACR
Chancellor for Health Affairs
Chief Executive Officer
New York Medical College

The show airs on the award winning CUNY TV, Channel 75, (Time Warner & Cablevision, and Channel 109 on RCN Cable) owned and operated by the City University of New York. The show also airs on WEGTV Channel 22 in East Hampton and Montauk, Long Island.

During this double-segment show, Drs. Spiegel, Smith, Charney, and Halperin spoke successively on a variety of related issues, providing their insight on training and educating health care professionals in light of the ongoing changes in health care, the growing baby boomer population, and the Affordable Care Act. In addition, they discussed the changes which are taking place in the medical school curriculum, inter-professional education, and the role research plays in health care outcomes.

The show is scheduled to air on May 7th and May 14th this year.

To watch the full broadcast online, click here.


For more information about The Stoler Report, click here.

Dr. David Duggan Appointed Dean of the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University

David Duggan, MD, has been appointed dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, having served as the college’s interim dean since October 2011. He is retaining his position as professor of medicine. Dr. Duggan has been an active member of AMSNY’s Board of Trustees, which is comprised of the deans of New York’s sixteen medical schools, since 2011, during which time he has consistently been involved in the board’s advocacy initiatives and in its’ initiatives to improve medical education.

The entire academic community of Upstate and the member institutions of AMSNY commend Dr. Duggan for his nearly 30 years of service. He has served as the chair of the Department of Medicine for 15 years and as Upstate University Hospital’s quality officer and associate vice president for clinical affairs. In addition, Dr. Duggan has held a number of leadership roles in professional organizations, including treasurer for the American College of Physicians Foundation, president of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians Foundation and president of the Onondaga County Medical Society.

Dr. Duggan, a graduate from Hamilton College, earned his medical degree from Upstate and completed his internal medicine residency and his fellowship in hematology / oncology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Duggan has been deeply involved with cancer research and published over forty peer-reviewed manuscripts, most dealing with clinical care of cancer patients, especially breast cancer and lymphomas. Upstate takes pride in the numerous accomplishments of their alumnus, and looks forward to his future as a leader in medical education.

For more information, click here.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Participate in DO Day on the Hill

Forty-three students from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem joined with over a thousand DOs and osteopathic medical students on March 14 to visit with elected officials about key health policy issues that affect osteopathic medicine. The group’s primary focus was additional funding for graduate medical education – specifically additional residency spots nationwide. Currently legislation is pending that would increase the number of residency spots that teaching hospitals can offer residents by 15,000 positions.

Pictured, from left to right, are TouroCOM students Rosemarie Neilson, Evan Green, Benyamin Steinman, Brett Schupack, Mike Erickson, Kurien Matthews, and Dean Robert Goldberg, DO.

The group met briefly with Congressman Charles Rangel, who represents TouroCOM’s district; Congressman Joseph Crowley, a sponsor of pending legislation; and aides for Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles Schumer, and other elected officials representing New York State. Since its founding in 2007, TouroCOM has dedicated itself to encouraging minorities to enter medicine and to increasing the number of primary care physicians. The number of underrepresented minorities graduating TouroCOM is twice the average number for colleges of osteopathic medicine.

About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles and Touro University Worldwide as separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System.

For further information on Touro College, click here.

Contact
Barbara Franklin
barbara.franklin@touro.edu
(212) 463-0400 ext. 5530

Dr. Steven B. Abramson Appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine at NYU

Steven B. Abramson, MD, senior vice president and vice dean for education, faculty and academic affairs, professor of medicine and pathology, and director of the Division of Rheumatology, was appointed permanent chair of the Department of Medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Abramson is only the fifth chair to serve since 1938. The Department of Medicine comprises twelve divisions and is home to over 1,200 full-time and clinical faculty members, trains hundreds of residents, fellows, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in all areas of clinical medicine, and plays a vital role in all four years of the medical school curriculum.

Since being named interim chair in December 2012, Dr. Abramson formed three task forces in the areas of clinical care, research and education to plan for the Department of Medicine’s future. The task forces defined goals and common strategies that will enable the department to reach academic excellence, create growth opportunities for physicians, and develop a unifying vision to become a national leader in academic medicine and translational research. The task forces also recommended establishing three new vice chair positions in the department to aid in its governance, alignment of strategic objectives and program development across the three mission areas of education, research and clinical care. It was Dr. Abramson’s intention to present the new chair with the task forces’ findings. However, that work sparked his interest in leading the department on a permanent basis.

Dr. Abramson will continue to serve as vice dean, a role he has filled since 2006, where he guided the major medical education reform that created Curriculum for the 21st Century (C21). The School is now considered a leader in transformative curriculum reform. C21 offers one of the only three-year pathways to a doctor of medicine degree in the country and five new dual master’s degrees, and the development of an 18-month pre-clerkship curriculum and integration of basic and clinical sciences has resulted in a dramatic shift from a passive learning model to an active learning model. Dr. Abramson has assembled a highly talented education team—and will identify an individual to oversee the three-year MD program—to ensure that C21 will continue to thrive and set a new standard for medical education, and he plans to do the same for the Department of Medicine by attracting new talent and developing leaders from within the institution.

For more information, click here.

Interview on AMSNY's Post-Baccalaureate Program at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, SUNY

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs”

Students, faculty and administrators from the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) requested legislative support from lawmakers at the Capitol for post-baccalaureate programs, funded through the New York State Department of Health (DOH), that have been extremely successful in preparing underrepresented populations to work in the fields of medicine and health sciences. AMSNY warned that the funding methodology offered in the 2013-14 Executive Budget Proposal jeopardizes these important programs.

In an interview with Susan Arbetter, Jo Wiederhorn, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMSNY, discussed the importance of diversity in medical education, highlighting the success of AMSNY’s numerous diversity programs in helping minority students pursue careers in medicine. The Post-Baccalaureate (Post-Bacc) Program at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo (UB), SUNY, in particular, provides the necessary academic enrichment and support for students to be able to enter medical school.

Denise Dennis, a fourth-year medical student at UB, also testified to the success of the program by providing a first-hand account of her own experience as a Post-Bacc student. Having been identified as a qualified candidate, she was referred to the program and proceeded to graciously accept the offer. Tuition and administrative costs are covered for all students in the program, and they are also provided with a stipend to reimburse any living expenses. While enrolled in the 12-month program, students receive formal mentoring, advising, and a tailored curriculum. Upon acceptance, Denise said she viewed this program as an opportunity to thoroughly focus her full attention on her studies, without having to also work part-time as she had done in the past. The program enables students who fulfill all of the requirements to matriculate directly to medical school; Denise was among those who successfully completed the program. She described how the extensive coursework within the curriculum strongly prepared her for the courseload in medical school. Denise is completing her residency at UB in primary care, and plans to continue her medical career in New York State.

For the full interview, click here.

New York’s Medical Schools Visit Albany to Fight for Diversity in Medicine Programs that are Critical to Making Health Care Available to All

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs”Government Relations Committee”Public Relations Committee”

Students, faculty and administrators urge lawmakers to commit $1.7 million in funding to maintain post-baccalaureate diversity programs.

Albany, NY Students, faculty and administrators from the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) requested legislative support from lawmakers at the Capitol today for post-baccalaureate programs, funded through the New York State Department of Health (DOH), that have been extremely successful in preparing underrepresented populations to work in the fields of medicine and health sciences. AMSNY warned that the funding methodology offered in the 2013-14 Executive Budget Proposal jeopardizes these important programs.

The State Executive Budget introduced on Jan. 9, 2013, collapses the post-baccalaureate programs’ direct funding stream and combines it with other programs within the DOH, making it unclear how much funding is actually available for individual initiatives such as the AMSNY-led diversity effort. The proposal also does not provide participating medical schools sufficient time to recruit students for the 2013 programs that begin July 1.

“New York State has long been a leader in producing the nation’s medical students, many of whom return to the community to deliver quality health care,” said AMSNY President and Chief Executive Officer Jo Wiederhorn. “While underrepresented minorities make up approximately 33 percent of the New York State population, they account for approximately 10 percent of New York physicians. Over the past several years the AMSNY/University at Buffalo Post-Baccalaureate Program as well as master’s degree post-baccalaureate programs have proven to be extremely successful in addressing these concerns. The master’s degree programs are housed at:

“The Executive’s budget proposal places our recruitment process in jeopardy as we will be unable to inform potential students if they have secured placement in their requested program; and what funding is available to assist them,” said Ms. Wiederhorn. “Almost all of the students are from underserved backgrounds and financial assistance is an important part of their decision-making process.”

“Following successful completion of the rigorous program and its requirements, the students are guaranteed admission to medical school the following year,” said Ms. Wiederhorn.

Launching at the start of the 1990-1991 academic year as a means to increase diversity in New York-based medical schools, the post-baccalaureate program offers students a unique 12-month inter-disciplinary curriculum in preparation for undergraduate medical education.

For example, students participating in the Buffalo program receive interdisciplinary coursework in natural sciences, tailored to each student’s needs. In addition, students receive formal mentoring, advising and tutoring to ensure their ultimate success. Students must receive a B or higher in all courses and must obtain a predetermined Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score in order to move onto medical school. AMSNY provides students with stipends, allowing them to concentrate solely on their academics.

According to Ms. Wiederhorn, 93 percent of students in the post-baccalaureate programs matriculate to medical school. Eighty-seven percent of these students graduate from medical school. “The majority of these graduates continue into primary care residencies in New York State,” she said.

AMSNY also supports other diversity in medicine programs that encourage students to pursue careers in health and medicine including: the Learning Resource Center at the Sophie Davis College of Biomedical Sciences, the Pathways to Careers in Medicine & Research Program at the City College of New York, the Physician Career Enhancement Program at Staten Island University Hospital and MCAT prep programs at several medical schools in New York State.

“Certainty of what funding is available for our students is essential,” said Ms. Wiederhorn. “With the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, the need to ensure a sufficient number of diverse physician workforce has never been greater. At minimum, funding should be maintained at last year’s level of $1.7 million for program services and expenses.”

About AMSNY: The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is a consortium of the sixteen public and private medical schools across the State. Its mission is to promote high quality and cost-efficient health care by assuring that the NYS medical schools can provide outstanding medical education, care and research.

For more information, please contact:
Deborah Fasser
dfasser@corningplace.com


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