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Albany Times Union: Letter – Schools in state address shortage

THE OBSERVATION DECK Schools in state address shortage By Letters to the editor on October 19, 2016 at 2:36 AM In the commentary “Shortage of doctors treatable,” Oct. 4, the author gets the facts wrong. No New York-based medical school has called for a ban on foreign medical schools’ paid clerkships. But, to be clear,… Read More

Medical Schools Announce: No More Unclaimed Bodies Accepted from NYC Medical Examiner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2016 Contact: Anat Gerstein, 718-793-2211 x100 anat@anatgerstein.com Jaime Williams, 718-793-2211 x107 jaime@anatgerstein.com Medical Schools Announce: No More Unclaimed Bodies Accepted from NYC Medical Examiner All Schools Will Feature Donor Programs, Work to Boost Donations to Train Future Doctors to be the Best, Meet New York’s Growing Physician Shortage, and Continue… Read More

Medical Students’ Research Finds Safe Injection Practices Get Skipped (along with hand hygiene) One Third of the Time.

From the New York State Department of Health: Don’t think staff are automatically following infection control procedures, just because an outpatient facility has such protocols in place. That is among the disturbing new findings from researchers at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the New Mexico Department of Health; even when infection… Read More

NYSDOH Urges Medical Students, Residents to Join the “Get Smart (Know When Antibiotics Work)” Campaign

Here is a statistic that medical students should take to heart: One in every three prescriptions written for antibiotics in the United States (US) is unnecessary. That’s the conclusion of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pew Charitable… Read More

AMSNY CALLS ON STATE TO FUND NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN MEDICINE

Jaime Nieto, M.D., Director of Neurosurgery, New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital Dr. Nieto came to the U.S. from Colombia at age 19 without fluency in English. Undaunted, he graduated from Mercy College with a B.S. in Biology just a few years later and was determined to become a physician. SUNY Upstate Medical University recognized his… Read More