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

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

NY’s Diverse Doctors: a Bronx Story

Andre Bryan grew up in the Bronx. This summer, after he graduates from NYU School of Medicine and Stern School of Business with a dual MD/MBA degree, he’ll head back to his home borough to begin his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. The road to this residency was paved by diversity in medicine pipeline programs… Read More

Accreditation of New Medical School at CUNY

Statement from Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) President Jo Wiederhorn about the Accreditation of New Medical School at CUNY Kudos to Governor Cuomo on his announcement today about a new medical school to be located at the CUNY City College (CCNY) campus in Harlem. CUNY School of Medicine at City College will help… Read More

Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical Students Teach CPR at Glen Cove H.S.

Students from the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine took time from their studies to teach and train young athletes at Glen Cove High School about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), including how to act quickly and effectively to save a life. The outreach initiative is part of the “Anyone Can Save a Life at School”… Read More

From Uganda to Haiti, UB Medical Students Care for the Underserved Overseas

A diagnosis of acute appendicitis, based solely on clinical observation. A mother’s reluctance to undergo Caesarean section based on cultural beliefs about going through labor. An interest in birth control methods that don’t require a husband’s approval. These are a few of the dramatic clinical experiences that University at Buffalo medical students discussed during the… Read More