NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A new crop of medical students graduated Friday from Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Northwell Health as part of Governor Cuomo's plan to address a potential workforce shortage during COVID-19.
Rebecca Noonan, 25, and her classmate Joey Ben-Ami, now both doctors, are headed straight to the front lines of the pandemic.
"It sounds like a cliché I want to help people; I want to do my part to save the world," Noonan said.
Although confident, they are both naturally nervous as well.
I'm anxious, fearful, but a lot of people are," Noonan said. "These patients need health help; I would want people there taking care of me and my family members.
Ben-Ami wanted to be a cardiologist in the critical care unit, just like her grandfather and is now living that dream.
"I feel connected to all the residents, the nurses, I think we're good with PPE, these are the people who have supported me and I want to support them," Ben-Ami said.
Both women know that their help is needed and they are here to provide that help.