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What Other Institutions Should Learn from Morehouse School of Medicine

By |2019-11-01T17:06:15-04:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

3 Med Schools with Unique Programs Creating Diversity in Medical Education

By |2019-11-01T17:06:15-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

America Needs More Women Medical Students & Female Surgeons

By |2019-05-31T19:33:32-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]


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