For the Nation’s Health, Medical Schools Must Become More Diverse By Gary Butts MAY 15, 2016 In September 1976, I donned a white coat for the first time and began my studies in medicine at Cornell Medical College, as it was then known. Though I am a black man, I did not find myself alone:… Read More
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
OP-ED Curb overseas med schools By Jo Wiederhorn CommentsEmail 541 New York state’s 16 medical schools, with nearly 10,500 enrolled students, educate 10% of the nation’s physicians. Our medical schools have long been at the forefront of advancing diversity in our health care workforce—15% of medical students in the state are from underrepresented minority groups—and… Read More
CAPITOL PRESSROOM Feb. 23, 2016: Barbara Bowen and Sen. Krueger, Jo Wiederhorn, Richard Ravitch, Anderson Breakfast by ALYSSA PLOCK February 23, 2016 Barbara Bowen, the President of the Professional Staff Congress – CUNY, and Sen. Liz Krueger (D – Manhattan) discussed budget cuts for CUNY and a push by the union for a “yes” vote… Read More
Texas and other states have gained attention in recent years for boosting their investments in recruiting prominent names in biomedical research, some of whom formerly conducted their research in New York. The Associated Medical Schools of New York has been calling on the state to adopt a similar strategy, without much success. Today, AMSNY is… Read More
AMNSY CALLS FOR STATE INVESTMENT IN “SMALL BUSINESS” MEDICAL SCHOOL LABS THAT ARE HUGE BOON TO ECONOMY The Associated Medical Schools of New York requests $50 million to support economic growth of the biomedical sector; NY’s medical schools will match funding 2:1 (New York, NY) – The Associated Medical Schools of New York calls on… Read More
Medical schools have familiar request, but for a new purpose By DAN GOLDBERG 5:38 a.m. | Feb. 8, 2016 The group representing New York medical schools is once again asking the state for $50 million to invest in biomedical research, a request that has fallen on deaf ears for the past two years. This year’s… Read More
Jo Wiederhorn, President and CEO of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, speaks with Susan Arbetter on Capitol Pressroom about the underrepresentation of minorities in the medical profession, and AMSNY’s call for the expansion of diveristy in medicine programming with new scholarship. Listen to the segment here, at 36:20.