Medical Education & the Physician Workforce: 
April 2017
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NY State Budget Includes Medical School Scholarships for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

The state's $500,000 investment will support the creation of a new medical school scholarship program for 10 new students each year.  The students will be selected from among AMSNY post-bac program graduates. The 25-year-old post-bac program, which is supported by the New York State Department of Health, has enabled 450 students from economically or educationally underserved areas to become doctors.

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Match Day:
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Fourth-Year Medical Students Meet Their Match
Four years of intense study, training, and a little St. Patrick's Day good luck came together for graduating students at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine on March 17 - known in the medical world as  Match Day  - a time to reveal the next place and phase of training for our nation's newest doctors .
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Weill Cornell Medicine: Celebrating a Record-Breaking Match

This year's match, announced March 17, was the largest on record, with 18,539 graduating allopathic medical students from across the country and an additional 15,943 graduating international and osteopathic medical students, as well as Americans studying abroad, all competing for some 31,000 residency positions, according to the National Resident Matching Program.  Weill Cornell Medicine celebrated one of its best matches ever Learn more.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of '17 Meets Their Match
On March 17, 282 students finally met their match.
Around 12:30 p.m. that day, envelopes were ripped open and screams of delight were heard throughout the packed Camelot ballroom of the Swan Club in Roslyn, N.Y.    Learn more.

Einstein College of Medicine Class of 2017 Celebrates Match Day
Einstein fourth-year medical students whooped, cheered, and slapped high-fives as they celebrated another successful Match Day. The noontime ceremony marked the all-important "Match"-when graduating medical students learned where they will begin the next phase of their education, transitioning to resident physicians at hospitals across the country.  Learn more.
SUNY Downstate Medical Students Excel in 2017 National Residency Match
Fourth-year students at SUNY Downstate Medical Center's College of Medicine had a strong showing on Match Day on March 17, the annual event at which future physicians learn where they will spend the next three to seven years receiving advanced medical training.

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NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2019 Receives White Coats

At Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y., on March 27, 308 students from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) earned their distinguished white coats, signifying their transition into clinical practice following their first two years of medical school Learn more.

University of Rochester Medical Center: Stephen Sulkes Honored with First-Ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award
Stephen B. Sulkes, M.D., a professor at Golisano Children's Hospital and co-director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, was selected as one of seven recipients of the first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award.   Learn more.

University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedica Sciences: SUNY Distinguished Professor Anne B. Curtis Awarded M astership in the American College of Physicians

Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP,) the national organization of internists.   Learn more.

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Hosts National Meeting for Latinos in Medicine
"¬°Aqui estamos!" (Here we are!) was the resounding affirmation from all celebrating the rising number of Latinos in medicine at the 12th Annual Latino Medical Student Association Conference and 44th Annual Northeast Regional Conference hosted and co-sponsored by the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.   Learn more.

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons: Nine Projects Win Prizes at Student Research Day
Sixty-five students presented their work to fellow students, colleagues, and faculty at the annual P&S Student Research Day.   Learn more.

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Student David Bernstein Brings 'Rochester Voice' to AAMC Leadership Role
As the newly elected chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Organization of Student Representatives (OSR), David Bernstein (MD '19, S '16) is tackling the biggest concerns of medical students here and across the country.  Learn more.

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Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons: 2017 Marks a Century of Co-Ed Medical Education at P&S
In 1917, as she neared graduation from Barnard College, a student named Gulli Lindh started a campaign to be the first woman admitted to P&S. Growing up in Sweden, Ms. Lindh had always wanted to become a doctor, and she carried that dream with her to the United States when she moved in 1914. With the help of Barnard Dean Virginia Gildersleeve, Ms. Lindh began putting gentle but constant pressure on P&S Dean Samuel Lambert.  Learn more.

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