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Attracting Black Men to Medicine: Physicians' Call to Action

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In follow up to the last year’s AAMC report Altering the Course: Black Males in Medicine that highlighted the decline among Black males applying to and attending medical school over a 36 year span (1978 – 2014), AAMC is partnering with American Medical Association (AMA), National Medical Association (NMA), and Student National Medical Association (SNMA) to explore solutions to increase the number of under-represented minorities in medicine, and Black/African-American men in particular. 

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the impetus of the AAMC publication, “Altering the Course: Black Men in Medicine.”

  • Become familiar with two solutions to increase the number of under-represented minorities in medicine, and Black/African American men in particular.

  • Identify at least two critical stages along the pipeline where interventions can be scaled to encourage Black/African American youth to see success as a physician as a viable career option.

  • Understand the need to reexamine medical school admissions strategies to increase diversity among applicants.

  • Describe two benefits of a diverse physician workforce.

Attracting Black Men to Medicine: Physician's Call to Action

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Marc A. Nivet, EdD, MBA
Chief Diversity Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges


Cedric M. Bright, MD, FACP 
‎Assistant Dean for Admission
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of the Office of Special Programs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
112th Presdient of the National Medical Association

Patrice Harris, MD 
American Medical Association Board of Trustees

Anthony Kulukulualani 
Student National Medical Association

Alma Littles, MD 
Chair, AMA Academic Physician Section
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Academic Affairs
Florida State University College of Medicine

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