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Capital Tonight: Increasing Diversity in Medicine

Medical school is expensive. So, the Associated Medical Schools of New York is hoping to make it more affordable for all. The organization is calling for a state-funded diversity in medicine scholarship program, assisting students from economically and educationally underserved areas. Doctor David Milling, Senior Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs at the University… Read More

Politico New York: Med schools request funding to create scholarships for minority students

Med schools request funding to create scholarships for minority students Jo Wiederhorn. (AMSNY)TweetShare on FacebookPrint By DAN GOLDBERG 5:27 a.m. | Jan. 19, 2016follow this reporter New York’s medical schools are asking the state Legislature for money to create a scholarship program that would help pay tuition for minority students. The Associated Medical Schools of… Read More

Crains Health Pluse Newsletter: Med schools seek dollars for diversity

The Associated Medical Schools of New York is lobbying the state legislature to boost its funding for fiscal 2017. The organization, which represents 16 public and private medical schools throughout the state, is requesting $2.4 million for scholarships and diversity initiatives, up from $1.6 million last year. The bulk of the money, $2 million, would… Read More

Statement on Increased NIH Funding From the Associated Medical Schools of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2015 Contact: Anat Gerstein, 646-321-4400 or anat@anatgerstein.com Statement on Increased NIH Funding From the Associated Medical Schools of New York “New York must capitalize on this larger funding pie.” Jo Wiederhorn, President of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), which represents and acts as a voice for the… Read More

The Buffalo News: UB 'boot camp' helps aspiring minority physicians

African-Americans comprise 13 percent of the American population, but only 4 percent of the physician workforce. In New York State, Hispanics and Latinos comprise more than 18 percent of the population but less than 8 percent of the state’s medical students. These inequities persist to the detriment of all patients, especially those from minority communities…. Read More