HOUSTON/ PRAIRIE VIEW– Prairie View A&M University and Texas Southern University will host the Tour for Diversity in Medicine on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th. The Tour will bring 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 also 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. During the Tour, 6 doctors will visit 6 schools in 6 days, offering a full day of premedical enrichment activities to undergraduate students. Research reveals that patients receiving care from physicians of the same race rate medical visits as more satisfying and report being more engaged in their treatment. While African-Americans, Hispanics and Native American’s represents more than half of the Texas population, minorities only make up about 1 in 3 of practicing physicians.
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.
For more information, call Prairie View A&M at 936-261-3311 or Texas Southern at 713-313-7011.