New York State Budget Addresses Health Disparities with Funding for Diversity in Medicine Programs, Scholarship

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… Read More

AMSNY CEO Testifies at NYC Council Committee on Higher Ed Hearing About CUNY Diversity in Medicine Pipeline Programs

Testimony of: Jo Wiederhorn, President & CEO Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) Oversight Hearing – Pursuing a Career in Health Care at the City University of New York  Committee on Higher Education New York City Council January 17, 2019 10:00 am 250 Broadway, 14th Floor Committee Room, New York, NY Good morning, Chairwoman… 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

A healthy investment

Jo Wiederhorn responds to a New York Daily News editorial: Investing in biomedical research is indeed smart (“Death by a thousand cuts,” editorial, May 18). As federal funding has declined, however, other states have recognized the wisdom of investing in research. California, Texas and Massachusetts are spending billions to grow their bioscience sectors, and are… Read More