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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 [...]

White Coats for Black Lives: Can You Help Make a Difference?

By |2019-11-01T17:06:16-04:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , , , , , |

White Coats For Black Lives is an organization that seeks to do away with racism in the medical industry. The main vision of the group is to ensure maximum care of patients by eliminating racism.  The organization is run by medical students. They draw their motivation from the National White Coat Die-In demonstrations of December 10, 2014.  The demonstrations happened after the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Both were persons of color killed by police officers.  Medical students took to the streets to demonstrate against the injustices that led up to their deaths. This move by the medical students raised questions. Peopled wondered whether or not doing away with racism [...]


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