Einstein M.D./Ph.D. Student Pulls Others Up Behind Him

Dayle Hodge had been working as a biomedical engineer before deciding to pursue his dream of earning an M.D./Ph.D. But, upon enrolling at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he also discovered a calling to open doors to science careers for younger students of color. Hodge’s outreach mission was driven by his recognition of the advantages… Read More

AMSNY Announces New Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Recipients

Contact: Jaime Williams, jaime@anatgerstein.com, 914-325-8877                                  New NYS-Sponsored Scholarship Helps Students from Diverse Backgrounds Become Doctors, Close Diversity in Medicine Gap (New York, NY) – Today, the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) announced the 10 recipients of the new Diversity in Medicine Scholarship program. The scholarship program was funded this year by the New… Read More

Overcoming Obstacles en Route to Med School

As a young child living near SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Renee Fleming would ask her mother who the people she saw going in and out of the hospital were. When she learned they were doctors, and that their job was to help people by keeping them healthy, she set her sights on becoming a physician… Read More

AMSNY Fact Sheet: Diversity in Medicine (2017)

The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) supports programs across the educational continuum to expand the pool of students choosing careers in medicine and other health professions. The programs, which are mainly housed within New York State’s medical schools, are supported through a grant from the State Department of Health, with additional financial assistance… Read More

Med Student Pays it Forward with Diversity Outreach

Growing up in Elmont, NY, Dondre Irving was surrounded by diversity, except for one key area — all his doctors were white. Irving had no idea this was a national trend until he started learning about the medical field, hoping to become part of the disproportionately small group of black men in medicine. In fact,… Read More