New Medical School To Open In Harlem

July 18, 2015

City-College's-Sophie-Davis-School-of-Biomedical-Education (1)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.

The first class of 70 students will start in fall 2016. A campaign to raise $20 million for interest-free student loans is underway, according to an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“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 health care workers serve communities across New York state,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement. “This new school is another step toward making medical care more accessible for all New Yorkers.”

Nationwide, the demand for doctors is expected to exceed supply by 46,000 to 90,000 in 2025, according to a report in March by the Association of American Medical Colleges. That shortfall is projected to be between 12,500 and 31,000 in primary care, which has been losing debt-ridden medical-school graduates to higher-paying specialties.

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