Medical Education & the Physician Workforce: 
March 2017
Highlights Highlights
Diversity Pipeline Programs Boost Confidence, Open Doors

Dr. Jessica Peña always had an interest in science, but a career in medicine seemed daunting to her.  After all, she hadn't seen doctors who looked like her.  That all changed when she enrolled in Weill Cornell Medicine's Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) which exposes high school sophomores and juniors to science-related activities.

New AAMC Research Reaffirms Physician Shortage

The United States continues to face a projected physician shortage over the next decade, creating a real risk to patient care, according to new data released by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The latest projections continue to align with previous estimates, showing a projected shortage of between 40,800 and 104,900 doctors.

MedEdMedical Education, Training and Physician Workforce
Weill Cornell Medicine Receives Grant to Create Primary Care Rural Residency Program in Ithaca
A New York State rural training track grant will provide funding to launch a three-year primary care rural residency program that's designed to support health equity efforts in sparsely populated areas, where there is a shortage of primary care doctors.  Learn more.

New University at Buffalo Medical School, 75% Done, to House More Students, Faculty
From The Buffalo News:  The school has been steadily adding faculty since it began construction of the downtown building and plans to add 80 new faculty members by 2020 as it gears up to meet the needs of more students. Learn more.

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Profile: Angelo Mascia
Now in his final semester at NYITCOM, Mascia is in the home stretch of realizing his dream of becoming a doctor.  Learn more.

EventsEvents and Recognitions
University of Rochester Medical Center: Schor to Receive Child Neurology Society's Highest Honor
Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., William H. Eilinger Chair of Pediatrics and the pediatrician-in-chief at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital, has been named the recipient of the Child Neurology Society's 2017 Hower Award, the organization's highest honor. Learn more.

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Presents Artistry Without Limits

Students and staff at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine were treated to a special exhibition featuring the art of Dylan Thompson who lives with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.   Learn more. 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Hosts Regional Student National Medical Association 
This year's Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Region IX Medical Education Conference, "Embodying Black Excellence: Scholarship, Service and Self-Care," was hosted by Einstein's SNMA chapter in November, featured programming focused on professional development, skill building and empowerment.  Learn more.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Wins Award for Research at Homeless Shelter
A fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has won first place in a poster competition for her research on the effects of teaching about healthy diet and nutrition at a Queens homeless shelter.  Learn more.
Columbia University Medical Center Community Celebrates Diversity Day

Faculty, staff, and residents gathered Feb. 24 for the first Celebration of Diversity Day Symposium, a new CUMC event sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Residency Diversity Council.  Learn more.

Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center Hosts Decade of the Developing Brain Symposium

The annual symposium is an opportunity for researchers, physicians, and parents to learn from environmental health experts about cutting-edge research and how it impacts children's health.   Learn more.

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Raises $12k+ for Pediatric Cancer
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine students and staff shaved their dos for dollars during the ninth annual St. Baldrick's Day, a charity in support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation and pediatric cancer research.   Learn more.

EventsOther News
Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Transitioning Home - Montefiore Clinic Combats Health Disparities Affecting Former Inmates 
Chronic health conditions such as substance-use disorders, mental illness and infectious diseases occur at higher rates among men and women in prison, and these health conditions may go untreated during incarceration, noted Dr. Aaron Fox, associate professor of internal medicine and of family and social medicine at Einstein and director of Montefiore's Bronx Transitions Clinic (BTC).   Learn more.

Columbia University Medical Center: Dr. Charles Drew, Blood Bank Pioneer

Dr. Charles R. Drew received a doctor of medical science degree from P&S in 1940. He was the first African-American to earn this degree in the United States. His dissertation was based on research on the properties and preservation of blood plasma in a blood bank that he and Dr. John Scudder established at Presbyterian Hospital.  Learn more.

NYIT Magazine Explores 40 Years at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and More

This year, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) celebrates its 40th anniversary. In "Four Decades Forward,"  learn how the college grew to be one of the nation's most respected schools of osteopathic medicine.  Learn more. 
EventsUpcoming Events
NYS Department of Health Commissioner's Medical Grand Rounds: Baby Boomer Health - Undiagnosed conditions of persons born between 1945 and 1965

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at SUNY Upstate.  Learn more.

Call for Applications: Big Data Coursework for Computational Medicine 2017 Summer Training at Weill Cornell Medicine

July 10 - July 13, 2017,  New York City.  Learn more. 
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