Medical School Milestones

Medical School Milestones

Newsday
March 3, 2015
New Way to Train Medical Students

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Newsday
March 2, 2015
Hofstra’s $35 Million Medical School Unveiled

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March 3, 2015
Medical School Milestones

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News 12 Long Island
March 2, 2015
Medical School Expands, Get Accredited

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WCBS Radio
March 2, 2015
Medical School Earns Full Accreditation

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WCBS Radio
March 2, 2015
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical Students, Dean Discuss New School

 
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FiOS1 News
March 2, 2015
Hofstra, North Shore-LIJ Unveil $35.9M School of Medicine Expansion

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Newsday
March 2, 2015
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine Opens New $35.9M Campus Facility

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Newsday
March 2, 2015
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical School Opens New Building Monday
By CANDICE FERRETTE 

 
Officials at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine will hold opening ceremonies Monday for a new building and announce that the institution has earned full national accreditation.

The $35.9 million building more than doubles the size of Long Island's youngest medical school, three months before the graduation of its founding class.

The medical school -- a joint venture of the Hempstead-based university and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System -- enrolled its first class of 40 in 2011. It currently has 280 students for the 2014-15 academic year, with plans to expand to 400 students.

The new, 63,000-square-foot facility "is an achievement made possible through the collaborative efforts of our dedicated faculty and staff, who continually raise the bar for teaching the next generation of clinicians and leaders in medicine," said Dr. Lawrence G. Smith, the medical school's founding dean.

Of the project's total cost, $14.5 million was provided through $25 million in New York State Economic State Development Corp. grants that Hofstra secured in 2008, Smith has said.

The school recently passed the third and final step in the Liaison Committee on Medical Education's accreditation process. The national group is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the authority for validating medical education programs leading to the doctor of medicine, or M.D., degree.

Medical schools need the accreditation for their graduates to become licensed physicians. It also enables schools to apply for federal funding, said Dr. Dan Hunt, co-secretary of the group, based in Washington and Chicago.

Since 2010, the school had operated under a preliminary accreditation, Hofstra officials said.

The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ medical school, announced in 2007, is the first M.D. program to open in New York State in more than 40 years. There are currently 141 accredited MD programs in the United States.

The medical school has been housed in a renovated building once used as a New York Jets football training facility. The new building is located on the adjacent former practice field. An atrium connects the two structures.

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Long Island Business News
March 4, 2015
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Med School Unveils New Building
By: Claude Solnik 

The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine has unveiled a 63,000-square-foot addition, more than doubling its size, and earned full accreditation.

The two-story addition includes an atrium and a 7,300-square-foot structural anatomy lab. The original medical school building, formerly a New York Jets training facility, opened in 2010. Construction of the two-story addition began in June 2013.

The school said the project cost roughly $35.9 million, including $14.5 million in Empire State Development grants that Hofstra University obtained in 2008. The school also announced full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which accredits medical schools in the United States and Canada.

Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz in a written statement called this “an extraordinary moment in the history of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.”

“We imagined a new kind of partnership and a new model of medical education that would lead to better healthcare for our region,” he said on Monday. “Today in this beautiful space, we stand quite literally at the crossroads of the old and the new.”

Hofstra University and the North Shore-LIJ Health System in October, 2007 announced plans to open the first allopathic medical school in New York State in more than 40 years.

“We capitalized on the resources of the health system and the university to teach the basic science of medicine in the context of real clinical problems,” North Shore-LIJ CEO Michael Dowling added.

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North Shore-LIJ Blog onHealth
March 2, 2015
Carving New Milestones in Physician Training

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