PVAMU will host the Tour for Diversity in Medicine on February 15, bringing medical professionals from across the country to participate in a national initiative that works to improve the quality of patient care by diversifying the healthcare profession.
The tour will feature interactive workshops with students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. According to the Tour for Diversity in Medicine, research indicates that patients receiving care from physicians of the same race rate medical visits as more satisfying and report being more engaged in their treatment. However, minorities only make up about 1 in 3 of practicing physicians.
The event will be held in the E.E. O’Banion Science Building.
The Tour for Diversity in Medicine is made possible with support from the Aetna Foundation, U.S. Army, Association of American Medical Colleges, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and American Dental Education Association.