NBC News: Academic Programs Aim to Close Diversity Gap in Medicine

Feb. 24, 2019, 11:08 AM EST By Shamard Charles, M.D. Braxton Jenkins, 19, with Dr. Clyde Yancy, vice dean for diversity and inclusion at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Jenkins is a graduate of the Northwestern Medicine Scholars Program.Courtesy of Braxton Jenkins and Dr. Clyde Yancy —– Currently, only 10.3 percent… Read More

Pipeline Program Creates Network of Support for Future Med Student

Eighteen-year-old Joseph Marte is a first year student at CUNY’s 7-year BS/MD program, beginning an educational journey that will result in him achieving his dream of becoming a doctor. That journey started at Staten Island University Hospital’s Physician Career Enhancement Program—a pipeline program for high school students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in medicine…. Read More

Announcing AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Recipients

AMSNY is proud to announce our 10 scholarship recipients for 2018-2019! The AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship has two goals: decrease medical students’ debt load and provide physicians for medically underserved areas in NYS, as students commit to two years of service in a designated underserved area in New York State. The scholarship, which is pegged to… Read More