New York Medical College

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College Profile

New York Medical College was founded in 1860 by a group of New York City civic leaders led by the noted poet, editor and orator William Cullen Bryant, who was concerned with the primitive conditions of hospitals and medical education at that time. Today, with more than 1,400 students, 1,338 residents and clinical fellows, more than 3,000 faculty members, and 12,706 living alumni, New York Medical College is one of the largest private health sciences universities in the nation.

Located in Westchester County, New York, the College is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), and the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Advanced degrees are awarded from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and the School of Health Sciences and Practice. Dual degree programs (MD/MPH, MD/PhD, DPT/MPH) and an Accelerated Masters Track in the Basic Medical Sciences are also offered. The School of Health Sciences offers on-campus and online options for the MPH degree and certificates, and has one of the few medically oriented MS in Speech Language Pathology programs in the country.

The university is affiliated with a network of hospitals and healthcare facilities in the New York metropolitan area and Hudson Valley region, ranging from large urban medical centers and regional tertiary care facilities to smaller suburban hospitals. The university shares a beautiful, suburban campus with Westchester Medical Center (#1 trauma center for area) that is close to New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 1,400
Undergraduate enrollment: None
Graduate enrollment: 1,400
International Student Enrollment: 58
Male: 61%  Female: 39%
  • Faculty-student ratio: 13:1
Faculty: Full Time: 1,334  Part Time: 313
Number of countries represented on your campus: 22
List the top five countries represented on your campus: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Canada, Korea

English as a Second Language Program and Services

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International Student Housing Options

On-campus shared housing is available for most international students.  Each school has its own criteria for eligibility.  Click here for more information.

Visa Information

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Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Tuition:  Full Time:  $1,125 per credit charge–tuition/

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Student Activities and Campus Life

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Asian Pacific-American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
Founded in January of 1995, APAMSA’s main mission is to bring together Asian Pacific Islander (API) American medical students and others interested in health issues that affect APIs. It seeks to promote awareness of topics such as cultural sensitivity, access to health care, alternative medicine and political activism by offering educational and community service opportunities. APAMSA also provides an important forum for API medical students to network and exchange experiences that enhance their personal and professional development.

Boricua Latino Health Organization (BLHO)

The Boricua Latino Health Organization (BLHO) is a community service group targeting the Latino (Hispanic) community. All students are welcome and encouraged to join. We are a relatively new organization (it’s our third year here on campus) and we need input to help diversify our services and increase our membership. Our mission is to recruit Latinos into higher education, educate the public and one another about Latino health issues, advocate for increased Latino representation in health-related areas, promote awareness about is- sues as they relate to Latino health, and disseminate information on culturally competent care. Our major events for the year are: Thanksgiving Food and Clothing Drive, annual Christmas party for disadvantaged children in Yonkers, and our annual fund-raising Salsa Party to establish a scholarship for college-bound high school students. We also hold workshops at a local high school in Yonkers on topics ranging from important public health issues to requirements for higher education.

P.E.O.P.L.E. in Medicine

As a NYMC student organization, we actively work to improve healthcare delivery to GLBT patient populations through outreach activities, addressing community health issues and concerns, and participating in volunteer/mentoring opportunities within the GLBT community. Our organization communicates and collaborates with other health professionals, creating a positive, safe, and proactive environment for patients in which the highest quality of care can be delivered, and a safe, supportive atmosphere in which our fellow students can foster their personal and professional growth. We educate both current and future physicians on the special healthcare needs of GLBT patients through conferences, discussions, and focused educational experiences, creating competent and compassionate physicians.