Academic Programs Aim to Close Diversity Gap in MedicineFebruary 25, 2019 |
by Shamard Charles
Blacks and Latinos make up more than 30 percent of the U.S. population, but only 10.3 percent of medical school graduates, a number that hasn’t changed much in 50 years. It’s a stark reminder that even though the U.S. population is becoming more diverse, medicine isn’t.
Now, universities and community organizations around the country are working together to reverse this trend.