When Virginia Ramos immigrated to the US with her parents at age 9, she brought with her a love of science. After volunteering at a local hospital in the Bronx during middle school, she decided that she wanted to use that interest to pursue a career in medicine. But she encountered many challenges on her… Read More
Albert Fernandez became interested in medicine at an early age after hearing stories from his grandfather who was a physician in Puerto Rico. “What drew me to medicine was seeing the impact my grandfather was able to have throughout his career,” said Fernandez. “I was really impressed by his knowledge and how he was able… Read More
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
View an AMSNY student’s the letter to the editor of the Bronx Times here.
Dear Editor: I’m an African-American male who grew up in Queens, and am now a third-year medical student at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at University at Buffalo thanks to a state-funded diversity in medicine pipeline program run by the Associated Medical Schools of New York. This program has helped me tremendously…. Read More