The Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School is now accepting applications for 6th Graders for the upcoming September 2010/2011 school year.  Spaces are limited and there is an April 1st, 2010 deadline so act fast.  As you may already know, Dr. Richard Izquierdo was chosen as the Melrose Person of the Year for 2009 and his decades long career has been dedicated to serving the underserved areas of the South Bronx with regards to healthcare.  Now Dr. Izquierdo, or Doc as he is known by all, is embarking on educating the future health care professionals of the South Bronx and the world not in Med School but at a much earlier age.  


The school is the FIRST Career and Technical Education charter school in all of New York State so once again The Bronx will be leading the rest of the city and state by example.  For more information, parents and students interested in finding out more should attend one of the two information sessions which will be held at the school’s institutional partner’s location:



Urban Health Plan, Inc.
At El Nuevo San Juan Health Center
1065 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, New York
On Wednesday March 3rd 4:30-6:30 pm
& Saturday March 6th 10:00 am-12:00pm
For more information and to RSVP for the sessions contact:
info@HealthScienceSchool.org
212.437.8372

A Big Melrose THANK YOU to Dr. Izquierdo for his continued dedication to the people of the South Bronx!



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  1. It would be great to have more doctors who hail from the South Bronx. It would be great to have more Latino doctors too. It's a wonderful concept for a school.

  2. Anonymous:

    Before posting such a link you should do your research. Dr. Richard Izquierdo is not nor has ever been involved in any scandal or wrongdoing. The news search which you posted is in reference to Richard Izquierdo Arroyo who is assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo's nephew and councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo's grandson. The two are completely unrelated and there is zero connection other than the unfortunate circumstance of bearing the same name.

  3. The first time I met "Doc" he walked up for a meeting chatting thru his Bluetooth headset on his iPhone.
    The man is amazing. I should do so well when I'm 84.

    good luck to him, and the school.