The Buffalo News: UB 'boot camp' helps aspiring minority physicians

African-Americans comprise 13 percent of the American population, but only 4 percent of the physician workforce. In New York State, Hispanics and Latinos comprise more than 18 percent of the population but less than 8 percent of the state’s medical students. These inequities persist to the detriment of all patients, especially those from minority communities…. Read More

Accreditation of New Medical School at CUNY

Statement from Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) President Jo Wiederhorn about the Accreditation of New Medical School at CUNY Kudos to Governor Cuomo on his announcement today about a new medical school to be located at the CUNY City College (CCNY) campus in Harlem. CUNY School of Medicine at City College will help… Read More

WXXI News: NY Med Schools Ask Legislature to Invest in Retention of Top Biomedical Researchers

Medical Schools in New York State are asking the legislature to include $50 million for faculty development in the state budget. University leadership calls the NYSTAR Faculty Development Program an investment needed to grow programs that will attract high-profile entrepreneurial biomedical researchers. Jo Wiederhorn, President of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, says state… Read More