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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.®

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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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