NBC News: Academic Programs Aim to Close Diversity Gap in Medicine

Feb. 24, 2019, 11:08 AM EST By Shamard Charles, M.D. Braxton Jenkins, 19, with Dr. Clyde Yancy, vice dean for diversity and inclusion at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Jenkins is a graduate of the Northwestern Medicine Scholars Program.Courtesy of Braxton Jenkins and Dr. Clyde Yancy —– Currently, only 10.3 percent… Read More

Pipeline Program Creates Network of Support for Future Med Student

Eighteen-year-old Joseph Marte is a first year student at CUNY’s 7-year BS/MD program, beginning an educational journey that will result in him achieving his dream of becoming a doctor. That journey started at Staten Island University Hospital’s Physician Career Enhancement Program—a pipeline program for high school students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in medicine…. Read More