Testimony of Jo Wiederhorn, President & CEO of AMSNY at a Joint Budget Hearing on February 8, 2022

Good afternoon Chairwomen Kruger and Weinstein, Chairmen Rivera and Gottfried and other distinguished members of the State Legislature.  Thank you for this opportunity to testify on the Executive proposed budget for fiscal year 2022-2023. My name is Jo Wiederhorn, President & CEO of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), a consortium of the… Read More

Crain’s New York: Gov. Hochul should re-establish state’s defunded stem cell science program

November 29, 2021 OP-ED Gov. Hochul should re-establish state’s defunded stem cell science program BY JO WIEDERHORN The pandemic has clearly demonstrated the critical role science and scientists play in solving health threats. Across New York, our scientists quickly redirected existing lines of research to understand SARS-CoV-2, and they partnered with the private sector to launch vaccine… Read More

Newsday: Address health disparities with doctor diversity

OPINION/LETTERS Address health disparities with doctor diversity The recent research from the Commonwealth Fund shows we must address the dramatic health care disparities faced by Black and Latino New Yorkers [“Disparities in health care,” News, Nov. 18]. One tool we have is increasing diversity among our doctors, as outcomes are improved when patients receive care… Read More

Becker’s Hospital Review: 1st year New York med students from underrepresented backgrounds tops 20%, report says

Cailey Gleeson (Twitter) – Monday, November 1st, 2021 The number of New York-based first year medical students from underrepresented backgrounds increased to 21.1 percent, the first time the percentage has surpassed 20 percent, according to an annual report from Associated Medical Schools of New York. The data accounted for the 11,193 students enrolled in New… Read More

BronxNet: BronxTalk with AMSNY’s President and CEO Jo Wiederhorn

November 1, 2021 This week’s BronxTalk features a discussion on Bronx health, COVID infections, vaccination rates, and the importance of training doctors of color to increase patient comfort with expert medical advice. The guests are Dr. Olusimbo Ige, MD, PH, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building NYC DOHMH; Cyrille Njikeng, Managing… Read More

Report: For First Time, Over 20% of New Medical School Students in New York Come From Backgrounds Underrepresented in Medicine

Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino Students, Including those who Identify as Multi-ethnic/racial, Account for 9.7% and 10.5% of First Year Students (New York, NY) – The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), a nonprofit organization that represents the 17 medical schools in New York State, has released its Medical School Enrollment Report for 2020-2021 and the… Read More

Twice the Number of New York Students Receive Diversity in Medicine Scholarship for Medical School

Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds Awarded Scholarships, Commit to Working in Underserved Areas (New York)—The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is proud to introduce the 21 recipients of the 2021-2022 AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship. Designed to increase diversity among New York State’s physician workforce, the scholarship is available to medical students from backgrounds… Read More