NY’s Diverse Doctors: a Bronx Story

Andre Bryan grew up in the Bronx. This summer, after he graduates from NYU School of Medicine and Stern School of Business with a dual MD/MBA degree, he’ll head back to his home borough to begin his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. The road to this residency was paved by diversity in medicine pipeline programs… Read More

AMSNY CALLS ON STATE TO FUND NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN MEDICINE

Jaime Nieto, M.D., Director of Neurosurgery, New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital Dr. Nieto came to the U.S. from Colombia at age 19 without fluency in English. Undaunted, he graduated from Mercy College with a B.S. in Biology just a few years later and was determined to become a physician. SUNY Upstate Medical University recognized his… Read More

OP-ED: Curb overseas med schools

OP-ED Curb overseas med schools By Jo Wiederhorn CommentsEmail 541 New York state’s 16 medical schools, with nearly 10,500 enrolled students, educate 10% of the nation’s physicians. Our medical schools have long been at the forefront of advancing diversity in our health care workforce—15% of medical students in the state are from underrepresented minority groups—and… Read More

AMNSY CALLS FOR STATE INVESTMENT IN “SMALL BUSINESS” MEDICAL SCHOOL LABS THAT ARE HUGE BOON TO ECONOMY

AMNSY CALLS FOR STATE INVESTMENT IN “SMALL BUSINESS” MEDICAL SCHOOL LABS THAT ARE HUGE BOON TO ECONOMY The Associated Medical Schools of New York requests $50 million to support economic growth of the biomedical sector; NY’s medical schools will match funding 2:1 (New York, NY) – The Associated Medical Schools of New York calls on… Read More

AMSNY's Jo Wiederhorn on WCNY Capitol Pressroom

Jo Wiederhorn, President and CEO of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, speaks with Susan Arbetter on Capitol Pressroom about the underrepresentation of minorities in the medical profession, and AMSNY’s call for the expansion of diveristy in medicine programming with new scholarship. Listen to the segment here, at 36:20.

Crains Health Pluse Newsletter: Med schools seek dollars for diversity

The Associated Medical Schools of New York is lobbying the state legislature to boost its funding for fiscal 2017. The organization, which represents 16 public and private medical schools throughout the state, is requesting $2.4 million for scholarships and diversity initiatives, up from $1.6 million last year. The bulk of the money, $2 million, would… Read More