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Tour for Diversity in Medicine


BRG is excited to have been a part of the first Tour for Diversity in Medicine! The Tour brought advice and resources directly to students at five historically black colleges and universities to foster their interest in a career in medicine and empower them to succeed. It happened last week, traveling 1,000 miles in just five days to reach more than 750 students. The Tour hosted a week of full-day, interactive workshops to offer with “real world” training of the essential steps toward a career in medicine.

Made possible with a grant from the Aetna Foundation, this bus tour is brought 11 minority physicians, dentists and medical school students to:

  • Hampton University (Hampton, VA)
  • Johnson C. Smith University (Charlotte, NC)
  • South Carolina State University (Orangeburg, SC)
  • Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL)
  • Jackson State University (Jackson, MS)

What’s amazing about these mentors is that they all volunteered to make this vision a reality while also working full-time as physicians. Instead of just talking about healthcare disparities, the Tour was all about taking action to help ensure that the next generation can help bridge the gap and create more diversity in medicine.

Follow the Tour on Facebook, Twitter and their website to learn more and see some great media coverage of the events.