Why We Need More Black Doctors – And How to Get There
The Wall Street Journal features President and Dean Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, in the most recent installment of its series “The Future of Everything” (“A look at how innovation and technology are transforming the way we live, work and play.”). In Why We Need More Black Doctors – And How to Get There by writer Doug Belkin, Dr. Montgomery Rice discusses training the next generation of physicians, and how to bring more Black men into the field.
Out of the 21,000 students entering medical school [in 2018], only 1,500 of them were African-American...But what’s more concerning is that only 570 or so were black males. So when you look at the ratio of black females going to medical school, compared to black males, it’s three to one, and there is no other demographic that is that different.”