The new program, announced today and approved through an agreement with the deans of both schools, makes DMS the only medical school partner outside New York State where students from Sophie Davis can complete their last two years of medical school.
The first group of Sophie Davis students will begin a match process later this year to enroll in DMS
for their third year of medical school in July 2007.The Sophie Davis School
offers a five-year curriculum that covers college and the first two years of medical school, especially tailored to the needs of academically qualified but often economically disadvantaged students from the New York City area.After completing these five years, Sophie Davis
graduates transfer to a partner medical school for their last two years of clinical training.The collaboration benefits both DMS and Sophie Davis, according to Dr. David Nierenberg, senior associate dean of medical education who spearheaded the agreement, working with DMS Dean, Dr. Stephen Spielberg, and Sophie Davis School Dean, Dr. Stanford Roman.
graduates enter their new medical schools well prepared, Roman noted.
Other medical schools that partner with Sophie Davis
are: Albany Medical College
, New York Medical College
, New York University School of Medicine
, The State University of New York
(SUNY) Health Science Center
at Brooklyn and SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine