WBAI Radio Pacifica: Coronavirus Diary

New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the planet. The battle against the virus has profoundly changed Americans’ way of life. For some, it means death. WBAI’s Celeste Katz Marston is collecting the stories of New Yorkers fighting their way through the storm. Dr. Rafael Hernandez shares his experience of going straight… Read More

Spectrum News: Breaking Barriers to Diversify the Physician Workforce

BY MONICA MANNEY SYRACUSE PUBLISHED 7:52 PM ET MAR. 03, 2020 Studies show when patients are treated by doctors who look like them and speak the same language, they have better health outcomes. That’s because they tend to be more comfortable talking to their physicians following treatments. But studies also show there are a disproportionate… Read More

AMSNY Report: Black and Hispanic Students Face Multiple Barriers to Becoming Doctors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 2, 2020 Media Contact: Erin Clarke, (347) 831-1096, Jaime Williams, (347) 361-7183   AMSNY Report: Black and Hispanic Students Face Multiple Barriers to Becoming Doctors  Report from the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) identifies key leaks in the pipeline for aspiring underrepresented doctors and offers recommendations to increase… Read More

NY Daily News: Bad medicine: Stop Gov. Cuomo’s proposed penny-wise, pound foolish cuts to medical research and education

By DAILY NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD JAN 30, 2020 | 4:05 AM Keep funding a vital resource in producing doctors who look like America. (shironosov/Getty Images/iStockphoto) Sebastian Placide, a Haitian-American from Brooklyn who is finishing up at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, may never have made it through med school but for the… Read More