Crain's NY Business: Triaging New York's doctor shortage

Jo Wiederhorn, president and chief executive of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, advocates for New York state’s 16 medical and five dental schools. Medical academia contributes $85 billion a year to the state economy, but it is also confronting a shortage of doctors and a backlash against rising health costs. Read the interview… Read More

The Journal News: Valahalla medical college program graduates first in new program

Olubunmi Amakor on May 22 became the first graduate of the Associated Medical Schools of New York’s (AMSNY) post-baccalaureate program at New York Medical College’s School of Medicine. The program offers minority students a guaranteed admission to medical school upon completion of the 1- to 2-year post baccalaureate program, along with a $16,000 stipend. Read… Read More

Spinal Cord Injury Research Funding Will Support Science, Bring Hope

Government Relations Committee” The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) congratulate the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo for adding $7 million to the Spinal Cord Research Injury Program (SCIRP) in the 2014-2015 state budget. This funding will support neurological research at New York’s 16 Academic Medical Centers and other research institutions statewide…. Read More

Medical School Deans Urge New York State to Invest in Biomedical Research and Entrepreneurship

Government Relations Committee” Led by four medical school deans and three star research scientists, the Associated Medical Schools of New York descended on Albany on March 12 for its annual advocacy day. AMSNY met with distinguished legislators and policymakers, including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, Senate… Read More

AMSNY Presents Columbia University's 2013 S-PREP Events

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs” On December 14, 2013, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons held a Bring Your Parent to Class Day, Financial Aid Workshop and Holiday Party for the State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) students and parents. S-PREP students also joined the H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths‘ City Harvest Food Drive, during which… Read More

AMSNY and Bronx/Manhattan C/STEP Region Host 4th Annual College Fair at the City College of New York

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs” On October 19th, 2013 the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) worked with the Bronx/Manhattan C/STEP Region to host the 4th Annual College Fair at the City College of New York. 50 colleges and universities were present, giving students the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from across… Read More

AMSNY Joins Rally for Medical Research Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Government Relations Committee” As a follow-up to the April 2013 Rally for Medical Research, a broad coalition of individuals representing academic medicine, biomedical research and patient advocacy groups met with Federal lawmakers on September 18th. In total, nearly 300 people from 40 states attended meetings to express their concerns over cuts to medical research. The… Read More