(Poughkeepsie, NY) -- Health Quest is teaming up with Marist College to create a new Medical School in Poughkeepsie.
The School of Medicine’s administration and classroom space will be in a 100,000 square foot building to be constructed on the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Campus and should be open in 2022 in time for the first class of students.
“Marist College and Health Quest are both pillars of the community with long histories in the Hudson Valley,” Marist College President David Yellen said. “This is a unique partnership of two very dynamic organizations that are perfectly aligned to bring a medical school to the region.”
“The School of Medicine will have significant positive economic and social benefits for the Hudson Valley and beyond,” Health Quest President and CEO Robert Friedberg said. “Upon graduation, many of these highly educated professionals and their families will remain here to be part of an academic medical center, which will strengthen the quality of healthcare in the area.”
Once completed, the Marist Health Quest School of Medicine will be the only MD-degree granting school between Westchester and Albany.
(Marist Health Quest School of Medicine Building Concept Image provided by Marist College)