Touro College has started to hire the professors who will teach at its medical school campus in Middletown when it opens next year.
Kenneth Steier, the dean of the Middletown school, said they’re looking to hire 28 full-time faculty and about 50 adjuncts or part-timers for the first year. The number of faculty will grow over the school’s first few years, as the first year class becomes the second and new students come.
Steier also said they’re getting more student applications than last year, and that most of them have been checking off both Touro’s Harlem and Middletown campuses as options. They have interviewed about 120 applicants so far; he said he expects to end up interviewing 500 out of an expected 7,000 who apply.
The Middletown college will go in the former Horton Hospital, which is being renovated now. It will teach 135 students in its first year.