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Hofstra’s Medical School to Double in Size
Long Island Business News
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Med School Expanding
by Claude Solnik
June 6th, 2013
The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine on Thursday morning broke ground on a 65,000-square-foot expansion Expected to cost $35.9 million and more than double the size of the school.
The project, slated to be finished by January 2015, is being funded with the help of $14.5 million from $25 million in New York State Empire State Development Corp. grants.
The medical school, which enrolled its first students two years ago, has grown from 40 students to 180 as of August. It received 5,500 applicants for 80 openings this year.
The school expects to add another 100 students in August and to be close to an enrollment of 400 by the time the new building opens.
The medical school, a partnership of Hofstra University and the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, initially opened in a facility that had housed the New York Jets on Hofstra’s campus.
“It’s a tremendous feeling to stand here today and proclaim that we need more room to fully carry out our mission,” founding dean Dr. Lawrence G. Smith said.
The two-story building, designed by HLW International, will be linked to the existing building with a two-story lobby.
E.W. Howell is the general contractor and construction manager for the project and Cameron Engineering Associates is providing engineering services.
The first floor will include a 241-person auditorium; a 7,000-square-foot laboratory, a multipurpose room that seats up to 90 people and an events space in the lobby.
The second floor will include the dean’s suite, faculty suite and offices and 12 small-group classrooms.