AMSNY’s Diversity in Medicine Scholarship is supported through a grant by the State Department Of Health. Contingent on the availability of funding, 10 students per year are chosen to participate in the program. The students are selected from among AMSNY post-baccalaureate program graduates. The scholarship, which is pegged to the cost of SUNY medical school tuition, will create even more opportunities by eliminating the financial barrier to medical school enrollment. When fully funded, 40 students a year will receive the scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be required to work in underserved areas in New York State once they become physicians.
The scholarship is made possible thanks to support from The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, and particularly Assembly Members Blake, People-Stokes, and Perry and the New York State Department of Health.