|About||The New York City Medical Reserve Corps (NYC MRC) is a trained group of 7,000 plus volunteer health professionals ready to respond to health emergencies in New York City. New members are welcome!|
|Mission||The New York City Medical Reserve Corps (NYC MRC) enhances New York City’s emergency preparedness by ensuring that a trained group of volunteer health professionals are ready to respond to health emergencies. The NYC MRC collaborates with professional associations, universities, and hospitals to organize this multidisciplinary group of volunteer health professionals.|
The New York City Medical Reserve Corps (NYC MRC) was created by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to support the emergency needs of NYC. NYC MRC volunteers play a critical role in making this happen by being part of a pre-identified, pre-credentialed and pre-trained group of healthcare responders.
During an emergency, volunteers might be called to assist with medical evaluation, patient education, triage/screening, vaccination, and/or distribution of medication. Volunteers may also be called upon to assist the city with mass sheltering operations, such as during a coastal storm, or to assist with medical surge capacity, for example during a pandemic influenza outbreak.
NYC MRC invites any licensed health professional (or health professional student) who lives and/or works in New York City to join the NYC Medical Reserve Corps.
Both online, and live, educational opportunities are available to volunteers. For more information, please visit: www.nyc.gov/medicalreservecorps/
|Awards||The Medical Reserve Corps 2013 Community Resiliency Award conferred by the Office of the Surgeon General, and the Division of the civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps.|
|Founded||Sponsored by: US Office of the Surgeon General, the NYC MRC was founded on March 17, 2004 and is housed in the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.|