Announcing AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Recipients

AMSNY is proud to announce our 10 scholarship recipients for 2018-2019! The AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship has two goals: decrease medical students’ debt load and provide physicians for medically underserved areas in NYS, as students commit to two years of service in a designated underserved area in New York State. The scholarship, which is pegged to… Read More

New Doctor: Pipeline Programs Give Kids Like Me a Shot

Joseph Myrie grew up in the Bronx with parents who immigrated from Jamaica and Barbados. He was inspired to pursue medicine both by watching his mother, a nurse, and by his pediatrician, who told him how he could turn his love of science into a career. When Myrie got the opportunity to shadow physicians in… Read More

New Doctor Empowered by Experience with Pipeline Program

Albert Fernandez became interested in medicine at an early age after hearing stories from his grandfather who was a physician in Puerto Rico. “What drew me to medicine was seeing the impact my grandfather was able to have throughout his career,” said Fernandez. “I was really impressed by his knowledge and how he was able… Read More

Student Finds Resilience and Support Key in Journey to Med School

As a child growing up in Buffalo, Alexis Sykes developed an interest in medicine while spending time in hospitals visiting relatives and witnessing the important role doctors played. Along with medicine, she became interested in public health and research, developing a passion about how all these fields intersect. “I always thought of a physician as… Read More

AMSNY Fact Sheet: Biomedical Research in New York State (2016)

New York State is home to one of the strongest biomedical research communities in the world. With sixteen medical schools, over 100 teaching hospitals, and other top quality research institutions, New York scientists are conducting some of the most cutting-edge exciting research. These institutions are working independently, as well as collaboratively, to maximize their research… Read More

Crain’s Health Pulse: AMSNY’s new med-school scholarships promote diversity  

The Associated Medical Schools of New York on Tuesday announced its first 10 scholarships for disadvantaged and minority medical students to study in the state. The organization’s new Diversity in Medicine scholarship program is initially funded with a $500,000 one-year grant from the state Department of Health. The students were selected from among graduates of… Read More

Diversity Pipeline Programs Boost Confidence, Open Doors

Dr. Jessica Peña always had an interest in science, but a career in medicine seemed daunting to her. After all, she hadn’t seen doctors who looked like her. That all changed when she enrolled in Weill Cornell Medicine’s Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) which exposes high school sophomores and juniors to science-related activities…. Read More