Introducing AMSNY’s Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Recipients for 2020-2021

10 Medical Students Awarded State-Funded Scholarships, Commit to Working in Underserved Areas As COVID-19 Highlights Long-Time Health Disparities, AMSNY Continues Efforts to Diversify the Physician Workforce (New York)—The Associated Medical Schools of New York is proud to introduce the 10 recipients of the 2020-2021 AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship, funded by the New York State… Read More

AMSNY Urges NYS Legislature to Expand ‘Diversity in Medicine’ Programs, Including New Program to Remove Barriers for Aspiring Black and Latino Doctors

Citing a lack of diverse doctors in New York, AMSNY also calls for  $1 million investment in highly-needed scholarship program NEW YORK (February 20, 2019) – The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is urging the New York State Legislature to add $556,000 to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $1.244 million budget for AMSNY’s Diversity in Medicine… Read More

New York State Budget Restores Funding to Diversity in Medicine Programs

The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), on Behalf of Underrepresented in Medicine Students, Thanks the Black, Hispanic, Puerto Rican and Asian Legislative Caucus (New York, NY) – On behalf of all 16 medical schools in New York State, and particularly medical students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine, the Associated Medical Schools of New… Read More

Letter to the Editor, Syracuse Post-Standard: Don’t cut funding for diversity in medicine program

To the Editor: I am a Latina who grew up in Syracuse. My parents migrated from the Dominican Republic to provide our family with better opportunities. One of these opportunities that has changed my life and opened many doors for me is the Associated Medical Schools of New York‘s Post Baccalaureate program at University at Buffalo…. Read More

NYS Assembly Restores Cuts to Diversity in Medicine Programs in Families First Budget Proposal

Associated Medical Schools of New York, on Behalf of Underrepresented in Medicine Students, Thanks State Assembly, the Black, Hispanic, Puerto Rican and Asian Legislative Caucus, and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes   In response to the release of the New York State Assembly FY19 Families First budget proposal, Associated Medical Schools of New York President Jo Wiederhorn… Read More

The Capitol Pressroom: Medical School Diversity

The Capitol Pressroom learned more about programs aimed at increasing diversity in the nation’s medical schools from Jo Wiederhorn, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Associated Medical Schools of New York, and Alejandro Vega, a master’s student at SUNY Stony Brook and participant in the diversity programs. Listen here.