Cuomo on surge of health care workers The coronavirus outbreak has infected at least 61,000 people in the U.S. and claimed more than 800 lives. Now, one New York City medical school has made an unprecedented move to aid in the battle against the pandemic. Located in the epicenter of the outbreak in North America, New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine has announced that certain students in the 2020 graduating class will be allowed to finish early to help in the fight against the coronavirus.”In response to the growing spread of COVID-19, and in response to Governor [Andrew] Cuomo’s directive to get more physicians into the health system more quickly, NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU have agreed to permit early graduation for its medical students,” NYU Langone spokeswoman Kate Malenczak told CBS News. The decision is pending approval from the New York State Department of Education, Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, according to Malenczak. Excited to share that pending approval from @NYSEDNews and #LCME, @NYUGrossman will allow select medical students to graduate early to get more physicians into the health system more quickly, as we fight the growing spread

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