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Videoconferencing / Distance Learning

Videoconferencing enables faculty, staff and students at New York Medical College interact in a live, real time environment.  Live two-way audio and video transmission allow instant communication between numerous campus and non-campus locations. See here for a list of campus videoconferencing locations and affiliated hospital locations.

Currently, videoconferencing takes place through the use of ISDN lines.  We have the ability to conference with other sites using up to four ISDN lines for a  512 kbs data rate at selected on campus locations.  The standard connection data rate is 3 lines, 384 kbs. We have limited IP videoconferencing connectivity options.

A portable Polycom unit is available to work in any of the on-campus locations. 

Examples of New York Medical College Videoconferences:

  • The School of Public Health completed the course Overview Of Managed Care with students at the Center for Interactive Learning and Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York.
  • The Fifth Pathway program conducts monthly theme days between 8 sites.  These theme days last for four hours and enables the students in this program to participate and interact with experts in various fields.
  • The Department of Medicine uses distance learning so that students at the Sister's of Charity hospital in Staten Island can participate in lectures.
  • Dentistry lectures with Dental residents at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan.
  • Once a month case study presentations for the Renal Institute vidoeconferenced between New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center.
  • The Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and St. John's University collaborated on the symposium, "Cell Signaling and Intercellular Communication."
  • A Urology surgical procedure was videoconferenced between Westchester County Medical Center and the Center for Interactive Learning.  Doctor's and Residents were able to follow the procedure and interact with the surgeon in real time.
  • A year long seminar on Ethics was conducted between the Valhalla campus and St. Vincent's Medical Center in Manhattan.
  • Various pharmaceutical companies have sponsored Grand Rounds so that faculty and staff can participate in sessions with doctor's from all over the country.
Updated 11/28/06 M. Cotter
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