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CUNY Medical School gets AMA grant for community care

The Jewish Voice – November 6, 2015


The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine is one of 20 medical schools selected to be a member of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium for its project, “Growing Our Own: Partnering with Health Care Centers to Educate Practitioners for the 21st Century.”


In this three-year project, starting on Jan. 1, 2016, the school will partner with Urban Health Plan, Inc., a South Bronx community health center, to develop and implement a curriculum that prepares medical students for modern-day practice in clinical sites that deliver primary care to underserved communities.  Read more.



Med students squeezed amid wider competition for rotation space

Capital New York – September 29, 2015


Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education would expand into the CUNY School of Medicine and become New York’s newest four-year medical program. It will affiliate with St. Barnabas Health Center in the Bronx, a teaching hospital in one of the poorest and sickest counties in the United States.


St. Barnabas is an excellent place for medical school students to observe doctors in action, and offers students a chance to interact with patients who are in poorer health, face greater health challenges because of income, race and environment, and who are more likely to require regular care that the average New Yorker.  Read more.


Record number of students enrolled in CUNY schools

Daily News – September 5, 2015


The number of students looking to the City University of New York for their college education continues to grow at a record pace, according to new statistics obtained by the Daily News.

About 278,000 students are enrolled at CUNY schools for the fall, an all-time high that represents a jump of 42% from 2000, when 195,000 students signed up for fall classes, university officials said.


It also shows an increase over last fall when about 274,031 students registered.

“The reasons behind CUNY’s largest enrollment in history are pretty simple to understand — it’s recognized nationally as one of the best values in education,” said CUNY’s Chancellor James Milliken.  Read more.


CUNY medical school coming to City College in Harlem

Daily News – August 13, 2015


It’s official – there’s a new medical school coming to New York, and it’s going to be operated by the City University of New York.


With great fanfare, Gov. Cuomo recently announced the accreditation of the CUNY School of Medicine, which will be on City College campus in Harlem and operated in partnership with the St. Barnabas Health System in the South Bronx.


The CUNY School of Medicine is scheduled to launch its inaugural class of 70 students in the fall of 2016, and a campaign is underway to raise $20 million in interest-free loans for students.  Read more.


Broader trends forced Sophie Davis med-school evolution

Capital New York – July 21, 2015


Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement last week that the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education would expand into the CUNY School of Medicine was a move years in the making, and the result of economic and educational forces both close to home and abroad that have changed how medicine must be taught. 


Cuomo's press release said the new four-year medical school, which will be affiliated with St. Barnabas Health System in the Bronx, will train physicians for underserved communities across the state.  Read more.


First ever CUNY medical school established through partnership with SBH Health System in the Bronx

SBH Health System – July 16, 2015


Several years ago the City College of New York, looking to establish the first CCNY School of Medicine, searched the greater New York metropolitan area for a hospital that would serve as its partner.


Wanted was a freestanding, non-university-affiliated hospital that shared the same vision:  to develop primary care physicians – family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, OB/gyns, and psychiatrists – who would serve the city’s underserved communities.


After holding talks with a number of potential mates, CUNY found a suitable match: St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx (the flagship of the SBH Health System).  Read more.


Governor Cuomo Announces Accreditation for New Medical School at CUNY

Office of the Governor Press Release – July 14, 2015


Governor Cuomo announced the accreditation for the CUNY School of Medicine, located on the City College campus in Harlem. The new medical school will increase access to an academically intensive medical education and train physicians for underserved communities across the state.


 "This action increases employment, research and learning opportunities for students and faculty members at CUNY School of Medicine in Harlem and will help our next generation of healthcare workers serve communities across New York State,” Governor Cuomo said. “This new school is another step toward making medical care more accessible for all New Yorkers.”


The CUNY School of Medicine will launch its inaugural class in 2016 in partnership with St. Barnabas Health System in the South Bronx.  Read more.


New medical school to open in Harlem

Crains New York – July 14, 2015


New York City is getting a new medical school in Harlem with the goal of training more doctors to practice in underserved communities across the state.


The CUNY School of Medicine will be located on the City College campus near 138th Street and will partner with the Bronx-based St. Barnabas Health System. The school was accredited Tuesday following an effort by leaders at City College's Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, providing a low-cost option for CUNY students to become physicians. Sophie Davis offers a seven-year degree program that includes three years of undergraduate education and two years of medical school, but students had to finish up at schools outside the CUNY system.  Read more.