Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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    • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is part of Montefiore Medical Center. It is a not-for-profit, private, nonsectarian medical school located on the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City. In addition to medical degrees, Einstein offers graduate biomedical degrees through the Sue Golding Graduate Division. Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., has served as The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean since June 1, 2006.

      In February 2015, Yeshiva University announced a process of transferring much of its control over the medical school to the Montefiore Health System, which would eliminate a significant deficit from the university's financial statements. The medical school accounted for approximately two-thirds of the university's annual operating deficits, which reached $100 million before the joint venture was announced. On September 9, 2015, the agreement between Yeshiva and Montefiore was finalized, and financial and operational control of Albert Einstein College of Medicine was tranferred to Montefiore. Yeshiva University will continue to grant Einstein's degrees until 2018, when Einstein's application for its own degree-granting authority is expected to be approved.

      Einstein’s main focal areas are medical education, basic research, and clinical investigation. During the 2015–2016 academic year, Einstein is home to more than 2,000 full-time faculty members, 731 M.D. students, 193 Ph.D. students attending the Sue Golding Graduate Division and 106 students in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program. In addition, there are 278 postdoctoral research fellows at the Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies.

      The medical school is known for its humanistic approach to its curriculum and training and for the diversity of its student body. The class of 2019 includes 183 students from 23 different U.S. states, 18% were born outside the U.S., and 12% identify themselves as belonging to groups considered underrepresented in medicine.

      Einstein is also a major biomedical and clinical research facility. Faculty members received $157 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health in 2014, ranking 25th out of 138 medical schools receiving NIH funding. In addition, the NIH funds major research centers at Einstein in aging, intellectual development disorders, diabetes, cancer, clinical and translational research, liver disease, and AIDS.