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Promoting a Diverse and Culturally Competent Health Care Workforce

Published May 30, 2017, 5:44 p.m.

With the nation’s population growing and becoming increasingly diverse, it is crucial that the physician workforce reflect the changing demographics. The AAMC and its member institutions are dedicated to promoting a diverse and culturally competent health and biomedical workforce—that supports...

Medical Students Get Real-Life Lessons About Social Determinants of Health

Published Nov. 27, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

Medical students describe their eye-opening takeaways from a program that immersed them in underserved communities.

How Do You Know if You Need Accommodated Testing?

Published Sept. 20, 2015, 9:57 p.m.

You need to apply for accommodations on the MCAT exam if you have a condition or disability that warrants a modification to the standard testing conditions.

Clay Downey

Published Oct. 21, 2015, 5:46 p.m.

Clay had a business degree, no science prerequisites, and no experience in a health care setting, but he decided to pursue a career in medicine anyway.

The Rev. Suzanne Watson

Published Oct. 20, 2015, 6:19 p.m.

After a career in the church, Suzanne decided to pursue medicine at the age of 48. She says you're never too old to live your dreams.

Tyler Mains

Published Oct. 20, 2015, 6:09 p.m.

Feeling limited in his role as a teacher, Tyler decided to pursue medicine to help those without easy access to health care.

Julio Mendoza

Published Sept. 2, 2015, 7:45 p.m.

Chronic pain and hospitalizations exposed Julio to medicine at a young age, now he wants to use his experiences to help others.

V. Antoine Keller, MD

Published Sept. 2, 2015, 7:25 p.m.

A cardiac doctor shares his journey in hopes of encouraging more minority students to become doctors.

Okey Enyia

Published Sept. 2, 2015, 7:05 p.m.

Okey explains how cultivating a love for reading, surrounding himself with positive people, and minimizing distractions helped him realize his dream of becoming a doctor.

Kanani Titchen

Published Aug. 1, 2015, 8:06 p.m.

How Kanani applies the skills learned through the arts and her experience working with at-risk youth to her career in medicine.

Jessica Means

Published Aug. 1, 2015, 8:02 p.m.

Jessica shares how she balances going to medical school and being a professional pianist.

Jacquelyn K. Francis

Published Sept. 2, 2015, 6:49 p.m.

Growing up in St. Lucia, Jacquelyn witnessed social and economic hardships that inspired her to become a physician.

Alex Gannon

Published Sept. 1, 2015, 6:37 p.m.

As a gay and transgender med student, Alex tells applicants it's okay to be themselves when applying and selecting a medical school.

Carl G. Streed Jr.

Published Sept. 1, 2015, 6:41 p.m.

As an openly gay med student, and now physician, Carl is an advocate for LGBT health at the national policy level.

Navin Kesari

Published Sept. 1, 2015, 6:39 p.m.

Navin is inspired by his parents who immigrated to the U.S. and made sacrifices so that he and his brother could pursue the American dream.

Verne' Rochford

Published Sept. 1, 2015, 7:01 p.m.

Verne' achieved her goals of going to medical school despite becoming a single teenage mother.

Michael On'Gele

Published Sept. 1, 2015, 6:35 p.m.

Witnessing the health disparities in his community motivates Michael to want to practice in urban areas.

Juliet Siena Okoroh

Published Sept. 1, 2015, 6:45 p.m.

Juliet, a first generation immigrant to the U.S., started off working her way through community college and took two years off before medical school.

Lynne Holden, MD

Published Sept. 1, 2015, 7:21 p.m.

Dr. Lynne Holden is the co-founder and President of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.®

Ogochukwu Marietta Ezeoke

Published Oct. 27, 2015, 1:09 p.m.

Motivated by a personal family experience with cancer, Ogochukwu is pursuing oncology and medical research.

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