… families and those who are underrepresented in medicine, offering them mentoring and support. So far, the tour has reached more than 2,700 students in 17 states. The mentors come from similar backgrounds of the students’. The tour begins again on Oct. 22nd and goes through the 24th. The schedule is:
Thursday October 22 – Portland State, Portland, OR
Friday October 23 – Washington State, Pullman, WA
Saturday October 24th – University of Washington, Seattle, WA
But it doesn’t stop with the tours. The Tour of Diversity in Medicine has additional programming : monthly online seminars, online research and educational tools, local networking events to bring together students and professionals, an adviser assistance program to assist advisers and counselors in their daily connections with their mentoring students, local single-day conferences and speaking engagements. Also, students have full access to their mentors, which is invaluable.
“At every stop we meet students who believed they couldn’t overcome perceived barriers of entering the healthcare profession, only to meet with one of the doctors who empower them with knowledge, resources and support to succeed. These same students will make a tangible difference for themselves and their communities by pursuing a career in medicine,” revealed Dr. Landry.
For more on the Tour for Diversity In Medicine, click here.
Group Answers The Call To America’s Shortage Of Black Doctors was originally published on blackdoctor.org