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New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) at NYIT Awarded $1 Million Federal Grant
Date:3/22/2010

Funds support under-served populations

Old Westbury, N.Y. (Vocus) March 22, 2010 -- New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) at NYIT announced programs now underway in connection with a three-year, $1 million Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant awarded in September 2009 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The overall project targets disadvantaged students, beginning as early as high school, who are interested in medical and health careers by offering enrichment and skill-building activities, assisting with college and financial aid applications, and facilitating entry into medical schools. It is also serving to increase the primary care clinical preceptorships available to NYCOM students in clinical practices that have been identified as providing culturally competent primary care to vulnerable populations.

“The initial implementation phase of this opportunity grant program has been an exciting and rewarding experience,” said Mary Ann Achtziger, NYCOM associate dean of student affairs. “We look forward to expanding and implementing all phases of our HCOP grant programs during the next three years.”

The following grant objectives have been achieved to date:

 
  • The Achievers into Medicine Program (AIM) has been established for undergraduate NYIT students who meet specific criteria and are interested in pursuing a career in the medical profession. AIM offers a series of workshops including MCAT practice sessions, study skills, and test-taking/time management workshops for prospective doctors of oste
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