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Welcome, School of Medicine Alumni!

Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE
Dean, School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

As the new dean of the SOM, I am very excited about the progress and new advances being initiated at New York Medical College (NYMC). The SOM has a wonderful tradition, with a legacy of inclusion and long-standing commitment to diversity and compassionate service. I am sure you are proud to be part of our history.
Our patient-centered approach provides our students with the ideal combination of the most modern educational methods and curriculum while fostering the personal qualities to be a highly successful and compassionate physician. Our graduation rates reflect the College’s outstanding success in education and training our students, with match results in both primary care and highly competitive specialty residencies at our affiliate hospitals, as well as top programs across the United States Healthcare is ever changing and at NYMC,  we  provide the skills and experiences needed for now and the future.
I am enthusiastic about the future at NYMC. My background and passion is focused on advancing care for patients through research. As a former vice dean of research and physician scientist, I will be advancing new initiatives and recruitment to further enhance the outstanding research experiences available on campus.  Every week after meeting our department chairs and faculty on campus and at our hospital affiliates, I am continually impressed with the quality and breadth of the research programs here in all specialties.
Recent highlights at the NYMC SOM include:

  • Embarking on a major curriculum redesign to thoughtfully integrate the foundational and clinical sciences throughout the four-year M.D. program
  • Early and deliberate integration of clinical skills training using our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills and Simulation Center
  • New scholarly tracks (areas of concentration) to allow students to pursue interests beyond the standard M.D. curriculum
  • Expanded opportunities for students to engage in foundational science, clinical and translational research with NYMC faculty and significantly increased stipends for summer research for our students
  • New initiatives related to student wellness and resiliency
  • Pre-clerkship curriculum full pass/fail
  • Exciting new recruits including:
    • Jane Ponterio, M.D. ’81, senior associate dean of student affairs
    • Ercument Dirice, Ph.D.,  assistant professor of pharmacology, an innovative young scientist in the field of diabetes research recently recruited from Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard
  • New affiliations established to enhance our student rotations
  • Faculty members and the and Student Senate President were recognized with Westchester County Doctors of Distinction Awards
  • New Dean’s Newsletters
  • Many enhancements in facilities for our students and scholarship support

Thank you for your continued support for our efforts to increase scholarship support for our students.  In addition, I encourage you to consider becoming a career mentor for our students as they consider their options for residency.
I look forward to personally meeting you and helping you stay connected with NYMC and our wonderful students and faculty.

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