Diversity in Medicine Scholars to Work with Patients in NeedMay 14, 2018 |
by Ellen Goldbaum
Medical school is a daunting financial proposition for anyone, but for those from underrepresented groups it can be a deal-breaker.
That financial barrier is one of the major factors leading to the lack of physicians from underrepresented groups. Even in a diverse state like New York, where African-Americans and Hispanics/Latinos comprise more than 30 percent of the population, they make up only 12 percent of the physician workforce, according to data from the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany.
UB medical students Karole Collier and Bradley Frate are part of a statewide effort to change that.