Shimon Farber of Lawrence, New York, recently began his third year at New York Medical College. When he was applying to med school, he had heard about NYMC’s reputation of producing excellent physicians and clinicians. He also knew that NYMC’s students had a proven track record of board scores above the national average. On a personal note, he appreciates that NYMC provides an environment that is conducive to Jewish observance as well as academic and professional growth. In addition to the synagogue on campus and kosher food, Farber and his fellow students recently initiated a monthly lecture series on various timely topics in medical halakha, or Jewish law.