NEW YORK (Apr. 24)
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine today announced plans for a $120, 000, 000 development program over the next ten years for increased student enrollment, construction of new facilities and broader participation in community health care activities. Announcement of the new program was made by Jack D. Weiler, chairman of the College’s Board of Overseers, Dr. Samuel Belkin, president of Yeshiva University and Dr. Marcus D. Kogel, dean of the medical school.
Dr. Belkin said the ten-year program was being launched “in anticipation of major developments and growing national needs in medical education, research and patient care by 1976,” He noted that the new programs represented a 400 percent increase over the original capitalization when the medical school was launched in 1955.
Mr. Weiler, outlining the ten-year undertaking, declared that the College’s new programs were designed as a “positive response to national health needs for the coming decade, as so eloquently put by the President in his health messages.” The area of greatest immediate need, Mr. Weiler said, is the training of more physicians, scientists and health personnel. Pointing out that the ratio of physicians to the population is lower today than in 1900, he announced that the College would increase its enrollment beginning September 1967 from 96 to 120 per class. The program also calls for the establishment of a $30, 000, 000 special fund to sustain the chairs of 60 key professors and for other projects.