NY’s Diverse Doctors: a Bronx Story

Andre Bryan grew up in the Bronx. This summer, after he graduates from NYU School of Medicine and Stern School of Business with a dual MD/MBA degree, he’ll head back to his home borough to begin his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. The road to this residency was paved by diversity in medicine pipeline programs that provided Andrewith the guidance, support and resources that he, like many other students traditionally underrepresented in Medicine, needs.

“I didn’t have any doctors in the family to guide me. I had no one to turn to for help with the complex medical school application process. And, as a kid who grew up in a low-income, single-mother headed household, expensive MCAT test prep classes weren’t an option. Fortunately, I was able to enroll in free programs that I believe helped me get to where I am today.”

Andre participated in the Einstein Enrichment Program during high school and a C-STEP program while an undergrad at NYU. He has big plans for the future: Andre wants to combine his medicine and business skills to become a cheif medical officer.