SMMC affiliates with leading N.Y. medical college

 

St. Michael’s Medical Center (SMMC), Newark, and New York Medical College (NYMC), Valhalla, N.Y., have announced an academic affiliation designating SMMC as a teaching site for NYMC’s medical education program.

Officials said the affiliation provides SMMC with worldclass academic resources and additional medical expertise to support clinical programs and assist in the recruitment of physicians. NYMC, in turn, will have access to a clinical venue in Essex County, expanding the residency options for its students, as well as access to a large group of experienced physicians in a spectrum of specialties.

“This is an exciting time for St. Michael’s Medical Center,” said David A. Ricci, president and CEO, SMMC. “We are proud to collaborate with New York Medical College in an academic affiliation that will continue our long-standing tradition as an academic institution, and enable us to enhance and expand our medical education program, including the addition of an undergraduate program.”

The new agreement sets forth SMMC’s participation in NYMC’s programs of undergraduate and graduate medical education, defines its responsibilities as a site for clinical rotations by medical students and describes how it will support various research activities.

“This partnership, based upon shared values, will benefit patients, promote a pipeline of new doctors and other health care providers to serve Newark and the surrounding cities and contribute to the generation of new knowledge about the causes, prevention and treatment of human disease and disability,” said Dr. Edward C. Halperin, chancellor and chief executive officer, NYMC.

“Our new partnership with New York Medical College will fill a vital need for educational experiences and physician training, and will provide many opportunities regarding collaborative research projects,” added Ricci. “We look forward to growing our academic program for students in the greater New York/New Jersey area.”

The Observer Staff