New York Medical College (NYMC) and St. Joseph’s Health (SJH) today announced a new residence which will provide convenient and accessible housing for students and residents—just 200 feet from the doors of St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. Local elected officials and community leaders joined with Touro College President Alan Kadish, M.D. and NYMC Chancellor and CEO Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., for a ribbon cutting and tour of the new residence, located at 165 Barclay Street.
The new residence will primarily serve New York Medical College students who are doing clinical rotations at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, as well as medical school graduates who are completing residency programs there. It is also open to other health profession students and employees of St. Joseph’s. Conveniently located across the street from the hospital and near public transportation, the area around the Barclay Street Residence Hall includes a pharmacy, supermarket, fitness center, and several local eateries. The six-story building is fully accessible. Paterson is just 25 minutes from New York City and 45 minutes from New York Medical College.
“The Barclay Street Residence Hall will create another high quality, accessible residence option for NYMC and the Touro community—and further support the thriving medical education sector,” said Alan Kadish, M.D., president and CEO of Touro College.
“We are excited to announce the new residence which will provide a very convenient housing option, especially for students who choose to complete their on residencies at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center,” said chancellor and CEO of New York Medical College Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A..
“The opening of this new residence hall signifies the vibrancy of the neighborhood surrounding our St. Joseph’s University Medical Center campus,” said Kevin J. Slavin, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health. “This is a great environment in which to live and study medicine.”
“This Residence Hall is more than just a building—more than just construction,” said Jose Torres, Mayor of the City of Paterson. “It is an investment in the larger Paterson community and an outcome of the vision of economic development we had for south Main Street over a decade ago. We are very pleased to see this progress and to welcome New York Medical College to Paterson, New Jersey.”
About New York Medical College
Founded in 1860, NYMC is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country with more than 1,400 students, 1,300 residents and clinical fellows, nearly 3,000 faculty members, and 19,000 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers advanced degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences and Practice. The College manages more than $32.6 million in research and other sponsored programs, notably in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, kidney disease, the neurosciences, disaster medicine, and vaccine development. With a network of affiliated hospitals that includes large urban medical centers, small suburban clinics and high-tech regional tertiary care facilities, NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities throughout the tri-state region for medical students, residents, and other health providers. For more information, visit www.nymc.edu.