Mount Sinai Scientists Identify First Gene Linked to Heart Muscle Disease in Children

Scientists at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, along with collaborators at institutions in India, Italy, and Japan, have identified the first gene linked to childhood-onset familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), one of the most common heart muscle diseases in children. It is a progressive and potentially fatal heart condition resulting from an enlarged and… Read More

Student Stories: Kevin Frison

Growing up in Spring Valley, NY, Kevin Frison often dreamed of becoming a physician. When he was in elementary school, his mother, a nurse at a nearby hospital, would bring home her nursing books and magazines, and pamphlets left behind by pharmaceutical reps. “”I read everything,”” recalled Mr. Frison, now a second-year student at Einstein…. 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

Student Stories: Denise Dennis

AMSNY runs four statewide post baccalaureate programs that enable students from populations historically underrepresented in medicine to realize their dreams of becoming physicians. The New York State Department of Health provides essential support for these programs through grant funding, and New York’s medical schools provide exceptional learning opportunities to ensure that our future physician workforce… Read More

Post-Baccalaureate Program Alum Helping His Ancestral Homeland

First-year Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (Einstein) student Eugene Palatulan has already mastered the lesson of compassion, a vital attribute for any aspiring physician. After Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, he desperately wanted to help. Eugene spearheaded an effort with Einstein’s chapters of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, the Global… Read More