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    CUNY to launch medical school in 2016

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the accreditation for the CUNY School of Medicine in July. “This new school is another step toward making medical care more available for all New Yorkers,” Cuomo said. The school, located at the City College of New York, will open next year. The idea developed after CUNY faced two choices—either close down the Sophie Davis Biomedical program or open a new one. CUNY officials decided to do the latter to expand Sophie Davis in partnership with St. Barnabas Health System, located in the Bronx. “CUNY and City College will award a MD degree for the first time in its nearly 170 year history,” CUNY Chancellor James Milliken said. The…