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:
NYIT is the college of choice for more than 15,000 students enrolled in more than 90 specialized courses of study leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in academic areas such as architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. As a private, nonprofit, independent institution of higher learning, NYIT embraces an educational philosophy of career-oriented professional education for all qualified students and supports applications-oriented research to benefit the greater global community. Students attend classes at NYIT’s campuses in Manhattan and Long Island, as well as online and in a number of programs throughout the world. To date, more than 81,500 alumni have earned degrees at NYIT. For more information, visit www.nyit.edu.
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