The institution was founded in 1839 with an initial enrollment of 57 students.
Albany Medical Center has a responsibility to educate medical students, physicians, biomedical students, and other health care professionals from demographically diverse backgrounds in order to meet the future primary and specialty health care needs of the region and nation.
At Albany Med, basic research scientists are organized into four departments facilitating discoveries that translate into medical innovations at patients' bedsides.The four departments are:
The Albany Medical College Academic & Student Affairs Office prides itself on providing a pleasant atmosphere where students can feel comfortable and confident in seeking assistance. Students are free to bring questions or problems relating to College policies and resources, as well as any issues relating to daily life, to the Academic & Student Affairs Office. The Office serves as a referral network and a hub for many student activities.
The Office of Academic & Student Affairs maintains a listing of housing available in the community. The housing list are updated weekly and available to students on Sakai.
The Schaffer Library of Health Sciences provides services and a rich collection of materials to support education, research, and patient care.
Student Health Services serves students of Albany Medical College, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and SUNY Polytechnic. Care is provided for a wide range of issues including general medical evaluation for acute problems such as fevers, respiratory illnesses, stomach pains, sprains and strains, skin rashes, minor emergencies.
Albany Medical Center (consisting of Albany Medical Center Hospital and Albany Medical College) is proud to offer a campus that is safe and accessible for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Commitment to safety is our highest priority, and helping to support this effort is Albany Medical Center’s Security Services —a dedicated team of highly trained security officers who are ready and able to respond to emergencies 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Chapters of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and the American Medical Association/Medical Student Section of New York (AMA/MSSNY) are active on campus.
Albany Medical College is accredited by the Liaison Committee on MedicalEducation and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
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