Dominican College Enters Partnership with New York Medical College
Dominican College (DC) and New York Medical College (NYMC) announced today they have entered into a partnership that will facilitate the transition from undergraduate work to a professional program for Dominican College students wishing to enter the medical professions. The articulation agreement, signed in August, will allow DC undergraduate students to take graduate courses at the NYMC Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS). NYMC course credits will be applied to DC Bachelor’s degree requirements and toward graduate degree requirements in the GSBMS.
DC students who are pre-admitted into one of the GSBMS’s Master’s programs will be allowed to take up to eight credits in each academic term in the GSBMS during their senior undergraduate year with a total limit of 12 credits. Students enrolled in the program will be considered a matriculated undergraduate student at DC and a non-matriculated student at NYMC, enabling them to maintain financial aid, housing and health insurance through DC. Upon earning a bachelor’s degree from DC, students will be matriculated at NYMC. Acceptance into the program will be based on academic ability, preparedness for graduate study including pre-requisite courses and career motivation.
“With top-notch graduate programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy, Dominican College already enjoys a strong reputation for educating future professionals in a number of in-demand health care fields. By joining with a nationally recognized medical school such as New York Medical College in an articulation agreement, we are providing yet another option for our undergraduate Biology majors. This new agreement between our two institutions will help some of our best and brightest students make a clear and easy transition to their future careers as physicians. It is both an honor and a pleasure for Dominican to partner with an institution as prestigious as NYMC, and we look forward to working together with them to help our students achieve their dreams of becoming doctors”, said Thomas Nowak, Ph.D., Academic Dean of Dominican College.
Dominican College is an independent institution of higher learning, Catholic in origin and heritage. In the tradition of its Dominican founders, it fosters the active, shared pursuit of truth and embodies an ideal of education rooted in the values of reflective understanding and compassionate involvement. The aim of Dominican College is to promote educational excellence, leadership, and service in an environment characterized by respect for the individual and concern for the community.
New York Medical College, a member of the Touro College and University System, is one of the nation’s largest private health sciences universities with more than 1,400 students and 850 residents and fellows and 3,000 faculty members. The leading academic biomedical research institution between New York City and Albany, the university manages more than $34.5 million in research and other sponsored programs, notably in the areas of cardiovascular disease, cancer, kidney disease, the neurosciences and infectious diseases.