|New York University School of Medicine.|
With a cost of a few million dollars, the chair in medicine will allow the recipient, and all future recipients of it, to have their salaries, secretary, traveling, and other professional necessities paid for. The hospital will use the money in Mr. Merrin's endowment to pay these each year.
The previous Merrin-aided program at the NYULMC was successful, and continues to function today:
In 2003, with generous support from the Merrin Family, we designed, implemented and evaluated a theory-based faculty development program ... to improve the proficiency and quality of bedside teaching in the Department of Medicine/Division of General Internal Medicine. Our intent was and remains, providing patient centered, compassionate care for every patient. This program is led by Drs. Adina Kalet and Mitchell Charap.
In 2006, we initiated the next phase of our program, the two-year Merrin Master Clinician Fellowship Program.