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Steven B. Abramson, MD
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Dr. Steven B. Abramson, senior vice president and vice dean for education, faculty and academic affairs, is the chair of the Department of Medicine and a professor of medicine and pathology. As vice dean, Dr. Abramson oversees faculty affairs, including appointments, promotions, and tenure issues. Additionally, his office oversees undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education, continuing medical education, pre-college programs, the admissions process, and the School’s accreditation. Dr. Abramson is also co-director of the recently designated NYU Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence.

Dr. Abramson previously served in the Dean’s Office as associate dean for curriculum, vice dean for medical education and associate dean for clinical research. As vice dean, he led the Task Force on Curriculum Reform, which resulted in the implementation of Curriculum for the 21st Century (C21) at the School of Medicine.

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The Three-Year MD: A Radical Rethinking of Medical Education

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 5:18 PM

It has been more than a century since Abraham Flexner issued his seminal report on medical education, setting in stone four years -- two years of basic science followed by two years of clinical training -- as the time required to earn a medical degree, irrespective of a student's preparation...

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