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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

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Welcome from Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine Dean, Lawrence G. Smith, MD

Dean, Lawrence G. Smith

Dear Students,

Welcome to the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

The start of the academic year is truly one of my favorite times to be at the School of Medicine as we look forward to what is possible.  From current and prospective students to educators, I hope you share my enthusiasm for what lies ahead.
In August, we welcomed the Class of 2020, a diverse group of individuals made up of 54 men and 45 women from across 16 states and different walks of life. Like all classes, our latest arrivals have brought with them an exhilarating sense of promise, perspective, and potential. This infectious sense of determination and excitement is what drives our faculty, mentors, and staff to resolutely guide each new journey from person to professional—starting day one, through to graduation, and well beyond.  We are shaping the next leaders among peers in medicine and those sought after by patients.
At the School of Medicine, we understand that teaching tomorrow's doctors is both a tremendous responsibility and an extraordinary opportunity.  It is why we remain committed to our ongoing and successful mission to revolutionize the model of educating the next generation of physicians for the advancement of healthcare, scientific research, and medicine./p>

Lawrence G. Smith, MD
Founding Dean, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Welcome from Hofstra University President, Stuart Rabinowitz

Hofstra University President, Stuart Rabinowitz

Dear Students,

The establishment of a new medical school brings new and enhanced research and scholarship to our campus, provides our region with better health care resources and allows Hofstra University's standing in the international academic community to continue to grow. Hofstra’s resources, including advanced academic facilities, a rich cultural life, a beautiful campus in the middle of the dynamic New York metropolitan region, and hundreds of active, full-time faculty not only in the sciences, but in the social sciences, law, communications, education and health administration, who will partner with the medical school faculty to create an innovative curriculum. Our partnership with a renowned institution such as the North Shore-LIJ Health System will ensure that the School of Medicine will have excellent clinical training and extensive resources from the outset.

As you explore the exciting opportunities in the School of Medicine, I urge you to take advantage of all that Hofstra offers. We are excited to have a Medical School and look forward to seeing you on campus.

Stuart Rabinowitz
President, Hofstra University

Welcome from North Shore-LIJ Health System President, Michael Dowling

North Shore-LIJ Health System President, Michael Dowling

Dear Students,

In our partnership on a medical school with Hofstra University we hope to further enhance the North Shore-LIJ Health System's ability to recruit nationally renowned physicians and researchers, which will help bolster the quality of health care on Long Island and enhance the region's standing as an epicenter for groundbreaking medical research. As one of the nation's 20 largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ offers a vast array of clinical programs and services that already provide about 1,100 medical residents and fellows with extraordinary learning experiences at our teaching hospitals.

We look forward to being a part of your education, introducing you to our patients and working with you on the floors of our hospitals, the offices in our medical buildings and the innovative simulation and learning labs throughout our system.

Michael J. Dowling
President and Chief Executive Officer, North Shore-LIJ Health System