AMSNY Statement: FY2024 New York State Budget Boosts Diversity in Medicine Programs

$4.64M Investment Will Further Efforts to Close Physician Diversity Gap and Reduce Health Care Disparities

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 the New York State FY24 Budget:

“Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature have again demonstrated their strong commitment to addressing healthcare disparities in New York by investing in a diverse physician workforce. The Governor’s $3.644M investment in AMSNY’s Diversity in Medicine programs will support more than 800 students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine on their paths to becoming doctors. The Legislature’s $1 million investment in AMSNY’s Diversity in Medicine Scholarship will continue to reduce financial barriers for medical students and ensure a pipeline of physicians who will practice in underserved communities in New York State.

“The State-supported Diversity in Medicine programs have made a tangible difference in diversifying the pipeline of future doctors. More than 20 percent of first-year medical students in New York are from groups underrepresented in medicine (compared to about 13 percent nationally). This is the result of decades of investments from our medical schools and commitment by New York State. With Governor Hochul and the Legislature’s support, we will continue to make significant strides towards a physician workforce that represents all New Yorkers, which is an essential component of reducing healthcare disparities.

On behalf of the New York medical school community, we thank Governor Hochul, her administration, and the NYS Assembly and Senate for their investment in improving the future of healthcare in New York.”

 About AMSNY

The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is the consortium of the 17 public and private medical schools in New York State. AMSNY works in partnership with its members to advance biomedical research, diversity in medical schools and the physician workforce, and high quality and cost-efficient care. The combined total of New York’s medical schools economic impact equals more than $35 billion. AMSNY member schools include: 

  • Albany Medical College
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • CUNY School of Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Medical College
  • Norton College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University
  • NYU Langone Health
    ○ NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    ○ NYU Long Island School of Medicine
  • Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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