$3.644M Proposed Investment Ensures NY Will Do More to Close the Physician Diversity Gap and Improve Patient Health Outcomes
Jonathan Teyan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, which represents all 17 medical schools in the state, issued the following statement in response to Governor Hochul’s proposed FY24 Budget:
“Governor Hochul has shown us once again her administration’s commitment to supporting physician diversity in New York. Her proposed $3.644M investment in AMSNY’s Diversity in Medicine programs will support more than 800 students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine in pursuing medical degrees.
“These State-funded programs have had a huge impact. For the first time in history, more than 20 percent of first year medical students in New York are from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. We have no doubt that the State’s investments over the past 25+ years have been transformative. With Governor Hochul doubling down on the State’s investment last year (from $1.244M in FY22 to $2.44M in FY23), and next year’s proposed increase, we are certain we will continue to make significant strides towards a physician workforce that represents all New Yorkers, which is key to improving health outcomes.”
Learn more about AMSNY diversity programs here.
In addition to working to diversify the state’s physician workforce, and contributing to medical research and discoveries, the states 17 medical schools also represent a large economic engine for the state, contributing $35B to the state’s economy, according to a new economic impact report. Read more here.