LI Herald Op-ed: Our communities need more doctors who look like me

Posted March 8, 2024 By Shakia Miller I’m 26, and have lived virtually my whole life in Hempstead. I’ve seen a lot of health-related issues — low-income people of color, like me, suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and untreated mental illness. Often they haven’t been able to receive proper treatment… Read More

AMSNY Calls on State to Fund Economic Development Program

NYFIRST Program Helps Medical Schools Attract and Retain Top Scientific Talent, Returns $3.72 for Every $1 Invested, and Creates High Paying Jobs (New York, NY) – The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), the consortium of the academic medical centers in New York, is calling on the state to allocate $25 million in the… Read More

AMSNY Calls on State to Maintain Commitment to Diversity in Medicine, Fund Programs and Scholarships in FY25.

State-Funded Programs Have Expanded the Diversity of the Physician Workforce, Which is Key to Better Health Outcomes for New Yorkers Investment Supports More Than 950 Students Served by Programs Managed by the Associated Medical Schools of New York  Funding Supports Largest Cohort of Medical Students Receiving Scholarships   (New York, NY) – The Associated Medical… Read More

Governor Hochul Announces More Than $4.6 Million to Expand Access to Health Care, Eliminate Health Care Disparities for New Yorkers

Investment Supports More Than 750 Students Served by Programs Managed by the Associated Medical Schools of New York Additional $1.2 Million in Scholarship Funding Under Governor Hochul to Support Largest Class of Medical Students Since Inception of Diversity in Medicine Programs Governor Kathy Hochul today announced more than $4.6 million in state funding for programs to… Read More

NYFIRST Program Continues to Deliver 

This month Governor Hochul announced the fifth round of grant applications from NYFIRST, an AMSNY-founded program that strengthens the research capabilities of medical schools in New York State by investing in the recruitment and retention of exceptional researchers. To date, the program has resulted in more than $86 million in additional funding to the state… Read More

More Students than Ever Receive AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship

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… Read More