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Dean's Message

CUNY School of Medicine
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Dean's Message

We are entering a new era at the CUNY School of Medicine.  We recently welcomed our first class of students in fall 2016 and our first graduate class of physician assistant students. Being the first public allopathic medical school to open in New York State since 1971, our BS/MD degree program admits students straight from high school into our accelerated undergraduate biomedical program with a seamless transition into the medical school curriculum removing the stresses of traditional medical school admissions. We are able to do this without compromising academic quality or clinical experiences.

Our seven-year curriculum focuses on developing compassionate, community-oriented physicians concerned with the health of all, especially those who come from the most vulnerable segments of our society. We truly believe this vision can be accomplished by recruiting students who themselves come from underserved communities, providing them the opportunity to pursue a medical degree and thereby increase the diversity in the medical profession. In fact, we aim to continue our tradition of having each cohort be as diverse as the city itself.    This exciting phase of our journey is based on the solid foundation of the Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program that since its founding in 1973, has graduated over 2,000 alumni who have become physicians, many of whom practice in underserved communities.

We also are proud of having one of the oldest physician assistant programs in the country.  Since the early 1970’s, this program has graduated over 900 talented and compassionate physician assistants.  However, this program has also changed to meet the growing healthcare needs of the community by being redesigned into a graduate-level program.  This accredited 28-month program retains the school's historic commitment to increasing the number of medical professionals from underrepresented groups who practice in underserved communities. 

I am proud to be dean of this amazing school of exceptional and committed faculty, staff and students who are ready to make a difference in our neighborhoods, in our communities and in our state. As we continue growing the school, we invite you to be part of our exciting future. 

 

Regards,

Maurizio Trevisan, MD, MS