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.

Daily News Op-ed: Diversity can make New York healthier

More doctors should know the culture, and the language BYJO WIEDERHORN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, December 30, 2017, 5:00 AM Sheba Ebhote, the daughter of a Guyanese immigrant, grew up in Brooklyn, where she saw her family struggle to get their health-care needs met. A cultural disconnect between her family members and their doctors… Read More

Student Finds Resilience and Support Key in Journey to Med School

As a child growing up in Buffalo, Alexis Sykes developed an interest in medicine while spending time in hospitals visiting relatives and witnessing the important role doctors played. Along with medicine, she became interested in public health and research, developing a passion about how all these fields intersect. “I always thought of a physician as… Read More