227 SUNY medical school students graduate early to help hospitals respond to COVID-19

SUNY announced that 227 medical school students are graduating early to help hospitals in New York hit the hardest by the coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Apr 28, 2020, 3:10 PM

Updated 1,506 days ago

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SUNY announced that 227 medical school students are graduating early to help hospitals in New York hit the hardest by the coronavirus.
State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson announced that the medical school students are graduating early as a result of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order in April to provide relief to doctors fighting the coronavirus.
Eligible students were those already scheduled to graduate after the spring semester who met New York State's rigorous academic requirements.
At least 72 graduates are already working in New York City and Long Island hospitals, with 118 more students graduating in the coming weeks to help treat patients at some of the state's hardest hit facilities.
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