Medical Education & the Physician Workforce: 
February 2018
Albert Einstein College of Medicine: BETTR Betters Education Through Preparation for Serving Underrepresented Students

Becoming a professor is tough. That's because competition among postdoctoral fellows for faculty positions is fierce. However, Einstein is striving to give its postdocs a distinct advantage- as one of just 19 institutions nationwide receiving an Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) from the National Institutes of Health that allows them to offer eligible postdocs an unparalleled training opportunity.  Learn more.
Weill Cornell Medicine: BioVenture eLab Opens New Space, Representing Weill Cornell Medicine's Increased Commitment to Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

As second year medical students, Nathan Liu and David Westfall had a recurring problem when they studied together: how to describe what they were seeing on X-rays and other images if they weren't working side-by-side.  Learn more.
Medical Education & Training
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine: MedAchieve Program Helps Minority Students Succeed in Careers in Medicine
According to the Journal of the National Medical Association, African Americans comprise 13 percent of Americans but only four percent of U.S. physicians. MedAchieve, a medical science enrichment program serving mainly black and Hispanic students interested in the medical sciences, is attempting to change that.   Learn more.
NYSDOH Releases New Distilled Adult/Pediatric Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines

These new pocket guides go straight to the essence of clinical treatment guidelines and include recommendations for both adult and pediatric patients. New guidelines can be downloaded online. Download guidelines here.
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Pipeline Students Awarded College Scholarships From Northwell Health
Two local students and products of the Medical Scholars Pipeline Program (MSPP) at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell have taken another step closer to dream careers in science and health care as they receive $5,000 each in college scholarships from Northwell Health
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Weill Cornell Medicine: Safe & Sound: A Student-run Clinic Aids Immigrants Seeking Asylum

Growing up in Azerbaijan, Yusif was frequently attacked for being gay. Over the years, he was beaten up at school, punched and kicked by neighbors, and pelted with rocks and had homophobic slurs written on the door of his family's home. The violence escalated when he was 18.  Learn more.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Nancy Presnick is Keeping Things Balanced
Nancy Presnick  thought medical school meant studying around the clock with little time for herself. But to her surprise, that has not been the case at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine  (NYITCOM). 
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Other News
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons: Doctors as Olympians: Graduates in Olympics History

Caroline Park, a P&S student competing in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, is not the first Columbia medical student or graduate to compete on the world stage as an Olympian, but she is thought to be the first to compete in the Winter Olympics.  Learn more.
New York Medical College Welcomes Guatemala's President Morales

On the morning of Friday, February 9, President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, arrived at New York Medical College (NYMC) to learn about BioInc@NYMC, the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center and Touro College of Dental Medicne at NYMC. Learn more.
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Hosts Second Annual Long Island Brain Bee

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell was abuzz with young scholars on Feb. 3, 2018, for the second annual Long Island Brain Bee, a regional high school science competition. Competitors included 35 students, ages 14-18, from high schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties.  Learn more.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and Catholic Health Services Continue Partnership

Earlier this year, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) entered into an agreement with Catholic Health Services (CHS) to further advance patient-centered, community-based health care on Long Island. Through this partnership, CHS will expand its number of seats for NYITCOM students to do medical rotations and pursue residencies and fellowships after they graduate.  Learn more.
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons: Class of 2020 Transitions to Major Clinical Year

In January, 174 members of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons(P&S) Class of 2020 started their major clinical year with the Steven Z. Miller Student Clinician's Ceremony.  Learn more.
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