Message from the Chancellor
A Message from Edward C. Halperin, M.D. M.A., Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Medical College and Provost for Biomedical Affairs, Touro College and University System
The degree Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) is both one of the younger degrees in higher education and is of American origin, having first appeared at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1840. In 1950 the Regents of the University of the State of New York issued an amended Certificate of Consolidation to the New York Medical College (NYMC), The amendment enumerates the “additional degrees” that the College is empowered “to grant and confer”. Included in the list is “Doctor of Dental Surgery”. NYMC became part of the Touro College system in 2011 and, therefore, 66 years after being granted the authority to issue the D.D.S. degree, 155 years after the founding of NYMC, 43 years after the founding of Touro College, and 175 years after the creation of the D.D.S. degree in Baltimore, the Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC (TCDM@NYMC) is proud to join the ranks of American dental schools.
NYMC was founded in 1860 in Manhattan and moved to Westchester County, New York, in the 1970s. On our beautiful 55-acre campus, TCDM@NYMC joins our School of Medicine, Graduate School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, and School of Health Sciences and Practice, in creating a health sciences campus with outstanding educational, research, and clinical facilities. By 2020 NYMC will host 1800 students, 600 medical and dental residents and, including the voluntary faculty, 3000 faculty members.
The Touro College and University System, in addition to NYMC, includes two schools of pharmacy, four osteopathic medical school campuses, and programs in physical and occupational therapy, nursing, and physician’s assistantship - making it one of the largest health sciences private university systems in the U.S. Touro also has undergraduate campuses, a law school, a Jewish studies program, and extensive graduate school offerings at our locations in New York, Nevada, California, and Illinois. With 33 schools and 19,000 students, it is the largest educational institution under Jewish auspices, in the U.S.
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