First-year students from Georgetown’s School of Medicine recently welcomed fourth graders to campus as mini-medical students for a daylong, hands-on experience.
Topics: Medical education
To increase diversity in medicine, schools must confront structural barriers, new studies say
New reports published by the Journal of the American Medical Association Network highlight strategies colleges, medical schools, and medical-residency programs can use to address structural inequities that have slowed efforts to increase diversity in the medical profession.
Colleges commit to expanding, diversifying pipeline of health care professionals
Higher education institutions are feeling even more urgency to graduate nurses and pharmacists amid health care labor shortages and burnout among frontline workers.
Advocating for a stronger pipeline of Indigenous physicians
A Native Harvard medical student is working to boost the number of Indigenous doctors in the U.S. and reduce barriers to health care for Indigenous communities.
New efforts to diversify medical school classes
Experts hope historically Black medical schools will graduate more Black doctors to meet the needs of communities that will bear the brunt of future physician shortages.
Study highlights lack of socioeconomic diversity at medical schools
A new study finds that students from affluent households are overrepresented in U.S. medical schools across all racial and ethnic groups, hampering the development of a more diverse physician workforce.
After modified admissions cycle, medical schools enroll most diverse class ever
U.S. medical schools have begun training their largest and most diverse class in history after the pandemic put a spotlight on the profession—and allowed most applicants to interview remotely, shrinking travel costs.
School of Medicine welcomes most diverse class in the school’s history
This year’s White Coat Ceremony celebrated Georgetown University School of Medicine’s 174th class of students and encouraged them to help promote an inclusive learning environment.
Meet Georgetown’s new dean for medical education
Leon “Lee” Jones, MD, will join Georgetown University School of Medicine as dean for medical education, bringing decades of experience and a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care.
Medical schools report increase in applications from Black, Latinx students
The nation’s medical schools not only have received a record number of applications this year but also have seen an increase in candidates from groups typically underrepresented in medicine.
Medical schools see 18 percent jump in applicants
A record number of people applied to medical school this year, many inspired by the health care providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How graduate programs are increasing access for underrepresented students
Black and Latinx students are significantly underrepresented in graduate school. Efforts like the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies Program are working to change that.