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First Black Woman Transplant Surgeon Receives Prestigious Award

Velma Scantlebury-White, MD, is known as a trailblazer in her profession, most notably for becoming the first Black woman transplant surgeon in the U.S....

Tulane University’s Graduate Medical Programs Placed on Probation Over Alleged Diversity...

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Accreditation (ACGME) has reportedly placed Tulane University School of Medicine's graduate medical programs on probation due to diversity...

University of Arizona to Offer Free Tuition for Future Primary Care...

Starting in spring 2020, University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will offer free tuition to students who pledge to...

Making History: Barbara Ross-Lee

Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, became the first female Black dean of a medical school when she was appointed to the role at Ohio University’s College...

The Evolving Field of Narrative Medicine Reaches the ‘Core of the...

Naomi Rosenberg, MD, had just graduated from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) when she decided to treat herself to...

Recently-Founded Medical School Excels at Diversity Despite Lagging Numbers Nationally

A recent study in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that, while diversity among students of medicine is increasing, it may...

Labor of LOVE

Doctors of Color Strive to Address Shortage of African American Male Doctors Through Mentorship According to a 2018 report by the Association of American Medical...

Creating an Inclusive Medical Education Curriculum

Incorporating diversity into the medical school curriculum is an effective way to develop culturally responsive competencies in future physicians.  In 2000, the Liaison Committee on...

Teaching Communication and Compassionate Care Skills: An Innovative Curriculum for Medical...

A journalist and an actor walk into a room full of white coats. No, this is not the opening line of a joke; it’s...

Health Professions Schools, Medical Centers Grapple with How to Address Patient...

In 2013, in her new role as supervisor to an intern in the emergency department, Emily Whitgob wanted to ensure a positive experience for...

Health Professions Schools Evolve to Educate and Serve Increasingly Diverse Communities

By 2055, the U.S. will not have a single racial or ethnic majority, according to the Pew Research Center. Perhaps nowhere else is this...

Medical Schools Make Strides to Improve Inclusion of, Advocacy for LGBTQ...

“It’s hard to know who you can trust.”  Those are the words of a 26-year-old gay student at a U.S medical school who participated in a...

Social Justice Advocates: The Evolving Role of Medical Practitioners

On the surface, the causes of many health problems in the U.S. seem apparent. But a deeper look reveals that many diseases and ailments...

University of Virginia School of Medicine Bridges Gap for Minorities in...

With a shortage of minorities in the medical field, it’s no wonder the perception is that most doctors are white. However, the University of...