Take the first step towards a career in the health sciences at New York School of Career and Applied Studies
This past year has brought into sharp focus the critical role that healthcare professionals hold in our society. These are the heroes we turn to in times of personal and communal emergencies. Their value simply cannot be overstated. With the field of healthcare now booming with demand, there has never been a better time to consider pursuing a health science-related college degree.
Whether you’re interested in serving the greater good in roles such as medical doctor, nurse, physician’s assistant, physical therapist, dentist, pharmacist — or even by doing research in a private lab — Touro College’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies can help put dozens of in-demand career options within reach.
At NYSCAS, students are prepared for the job market of the future, focusing on career-oriented undergraduate degrees and courses that provide the professional knowledge you’ll need in the workplace or in graduate school. NYSCAS offers more than 40 associate and bachelor’s degree programs, including degrees in biology (Pre-Health Science), medical imaging, nursing, and more.
Touro’s signature Pathway Programs offer select students a direct route to advanced degrees in medicine and pharmacy within the Touro College and University System — in less time and at less cost. In addition, the College offers a dedicated Honors Biology major for academically excellent students with a strong vision.
NYSCAS has multiple sites located in three New York City boroughs — Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens — conveniently accommodating students from all areas of the city. No matter which location you select, you will benefit from small-sized classes taught by esteemed faculty who bring both theoretical and real-world experience in their fields to their curricula. The school offers classes and tutoring sessions in person, via Zoom (synchronously), and online (asynchronously).
Pathways in Healthcare
If you’re looking to pursue a career in healthcare, keep in mind that Touro College is one of the country’s largest medical and healthcare education providers.
Touro’s Medical Honors Pathway provides a direct route to medical education for highly qualified students out of high school. It leads to a baccalaureate degree from NYSCAS and an M.D. medical degree from New York Medical College, one of the country’s largest and oldest medical schools. In this track, you’ll be mentored throughout your education by NYSCAS and New York Medical College faculty and staff, including counseling, assistance with MCAT preparation and clinical or research opportunities at New York Medical College during your undergraduate years.
For students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy — one of the top paying professions in the healthcare sector, with a median annual salary over $126,000 — Touro offers a 3+4 Pharmacy Fast Track. This joint pathway of NYSCAS of and Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP), allows students to earn both a bachelor's and a PharmD degree in only seven years (as opposed to eight).
Touro’s accredited Medical Imaging program trains students to provide high quality radiographic health care, through a combination of classwork and hands-on clinical experience. With a minimum Associate degree now being required for the profession, NYSCAS is an excellent choice to become eligible and highly trained for national licensing exams.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Guidance is at the heart of NYSCAS’s signature enriching and rewarding college experience. Most notably, the school offers complimentary tutoring in all subjects to students who wish to perform better in their classes. Additionally, 80 percent of Touro students receive financial aid each year. Students can apply for federal loans and grant programs, New York State tuition assistance, external scholarships, work-study programs, or private loans.
The school’s Office of Career Services is the ultimate resource to help you navigate the professional world and the opportunities you will have after graduation. Whether you need help writing your resume, you’re looking for an internship, or you want to perfect your interview skills, Touro’s professional career advisors will guide you.
As a student, you will also have access to the school’s career fairs, which take place twice a year and help you connect with recruiters from a wide range of companies. Many of Touro’s graduates join the workforce right out of school, while others pursue one of the College’s many graduate and professional degree options.
NYSCAS is not a school like any other; it’s a college experience with a personal touch. Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2022 semester. Visit https://nyscas.touro.edu or call toll free at 855-62-TOURO for more information about programs and to learn how you can apply today!
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