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Medical School Deans Urge New York State to Invest in Biomedical Research and Entrepreneurship

Government Relations Committee” Led by four medical school deans and three star research scientists, the Associated Medical Schools of New York descended on Albany on March 12 for its annual advocacy day. AMSNY met with distinguished legislators and policymakers, including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, Senate… Read More

AMSNY Presents Columbia University's 2013 S-PREP Events

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs” On December 14, 2013, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons held a Bring Your Parent to Class Day, Financial Aid Workshop and Holiday Party for the State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) students and parents. S-PREP students also joined the H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths‘ City Harvest Food Drive, during which… Read More

Interview on AMSNY's Diversity in Medicine Programs

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs” In an interview with Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom, Jo Wiederhorn, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), discussed the importance of diversity in medicine. According to Ms. Wiederhorn, AMSNY’s programs have been very successful in helping under-represented minority students pursue… Read More

AMSNY and Bronx/Manhattan C/STEP Region Host 4th Annual College Fair at the City College of New York

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs” On October 19th, 2013 the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) worked with the Bronx/Manhattan C/STEP Region to host the 4th Annual College Fair at the City College of New York. 50 colleges and universities were present, giving students the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from across… Read More

AMSNY Programs Succeed in Diversifying the Health Care Workforce

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs” The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is helping to ensure that New York’s doctors reflect the diverse backgrounds and cultures of New York’s residents and provide needed primary care in all communities statewide. The consortium of New York State’s 16 private and public medical schools recently welcomed… Read More

AMSNY Joins Rally for Medical Research Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Government Relations Committee” As a follow-up to the April 2013 Rally for Medical Research, a broad coalition of individuals representing academic medicine, biomedical research and patient advocacy groups met with Federal lawmakers on September 18th. In total, nearly 300 people from 40 states attended meetings to express their concerns over cuts to medical research. The… Read More

New York's Medical Schools Add 2,424 Future Doctors to the Pipeline

Public Relations Committee” AMSNY schools continue to expand their medical school classes, reaffirming their commitment to training more physicians and providing high quality care to all New York State residents. The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) today reported that 2,424 new medical students enrolled this fall in the state’s 16 medical schools –… Read More

Accomplished Musician Begins Osteopathic Medical Education at NYIT

Learning the strains of Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo on her beloved cello just may have been the perfect prelude to Veronika Blinder’s education as an osteopathic physician. The hands of the 25-year-old first-year student at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine are already finely tuned, courtesy of 22 years devoted to practicing and… Read More

"Through the Lens" at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Gazing at the Holon Design Museum in Israel late last year, Tamara Hagoel was struck by intriguing patterns of light, shadow, and fluid curves of weathered steel bands that define and support the building. Hagoel, a fourth-year student at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, captured handsome images on her camera, but… Read More

NYS Deans Go To Washington, D.C. for AMSNY's Annual Advocacy Days

On July 23-24, 2013, deans from eight of the New York State medical schools participated in the Associated Medical Schools of New York’s (AMSNY) annual advocacy days in Washington, D.C. The deans conducted 20 meetings over the two-day visit, including 15 members of the New York State Congressional Delegation and Senator Charles E. Schumer. In… Read More