The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is proud to introduce the 33 recipients of the 2023-2024 AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship. Thanks to a $1 million investment from the New York State Legislature, more students than ever before are receiving much-needed scholarship support.
Designed to increase the diversity of the New York State physician workforce, the scholarship is available to medical students who have faced adversity and overcome obstacles on the path to medical school. The Scholarship addresses one of the greatest barriers to medical school – the high cost of tuition – and is part of a continuum of programs AMSNY funds and oversees to expand diversity in medicine.
The scholarship is indexed to the cost of SUNY medical school tuition and is awarded for a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have completed one of AMSNY four post-baccalaureate programs, which create opportunities for students who have experienced barriers to a medical education including financial, academic and social barriers. The post-baccalaureate programs are highly successful, with 93 percent of graduates enrolling in medical school in New York.
AMSNY has overseen programs to increase diversity at medical schools for nearly 40 years. Due to this longstanding commitment by AMSNY and our medical schools and New York State’s support, New York is a leader in the nation in providing pathways for students who have faced adversity and diversifying the medical student population and the physician workforce.
The AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship is also supported by the New York State Department of Health and the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.