Expanding Youth STEM Programs Key For Diversity In Medicine

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Visiting the doctor can be daunting. For many patients, having a doctor they can relate to makes all the difference in getting regular checkups and maintaining healthy lifestyles.

Studies show that patients are more comfortable seeking treatment from doctors who look like them and are much more likely to follow courses of treatment prescribed by health experts with a shared cultural heritage.

Yet a major barrier to African Americans getting the medical care we need is the lack of Black doctors in our communities.