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What Other Institutions Should Learn from Morehouse School of Medicine

2019-11-01T17:06:15-04:00

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is the first woman to serve as dean and president of Morehouse School of Medicine. She’s also the first to successfully grow the freshman class to 100 students in almost 20 years, increasing diversity in medical education. But how? The Board of Trustees spoke about increasing the Atlanta med school’s number of freshman students entering the program. But leadership changes became a cycle, causing the number to continuously stall at only 56 students. Just three years after accepting the honorable roles of the School of Medicine’s president and deans, she did what those before her couldn’t. The medical school was finally celebrating its “first class of 100 aspiring [...]

What Other Institutions Should Learn from Morehouse School of Medicine2019-11-01T17:06:15-04:00

3 Med Schools with Unique Programs Creating Diversity in Medical Education

2019-11-01T17:06:15-04:00

What’s a good idea for creating a more diversity in medical education? Well, according to Susan E. Skochelak, MD, MPH, some med schools have figured it out. She shared three schools and the unique medical programs they’ve implemented for more diverse-learning styles in med schools. They offer ways for students to provide care to the underserved, the underprivileged and other groups most students never get to treat in regular programs. Could this become widespread? 3 Med Schools with Unique Programs Creating Diversity in Medical Education. Photo by Jopwell from Pexels. Diversity in Medical Education: These 3 Programs Are Getting It Right Medical schools across the country have made unique strides to [...]

3 Med Schools with Unique Programs Creating Diversity in Medical Education2019-11-01T17:06:15-04:00

America Needs More Women Medical Students & Female Surgeons

2019-05-31T19:33:32-04:00

For the last two years, women have outpaced men in medical school attendance. This shows that more avenues are opening up for women to forge paths in areas of medicine previously denied to them. The new trend is also leading to an increase in women medical students across the country. This increase in gender diversity in medical education is good news. However, Americans still have quite a way to go in closing the gender gap faced by women in medicine. How can we close the male-dominated gender gap in the field of surgery? In what ways can we create more gender diversity for women who want to be surgeons? Women Only Represent [...]

America Needs More Women Medical Students & Female Surgeons2019-05-31T19:33:32-04:00

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