Bus Tour for Diversity In Medicine to Stop at Five HBCUs

In February the Tour for Diversity in Medicine will visit the campuses of five historically Black universities in an attempt to encourage more minority students to consider careers in medicine and other healthcare fields. The five-stop bus tour will visit the campuses of Hampton University, Johnson C. Smith University, South Carolina State University, Tuskegee University, and Jackson State University.

Participating in the tour are 11 doctors, dentists, and medical school students. At each school visited, about 150 students will participate in a full-day program where they will learn how to succeed in pursuing a medical career.

The tour is a project of Hip-Hop Health Inc. and is sponsored by a $210,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation. Hip-Hop Health was founded by Alden M. Landry, an emergency medicine physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Landry is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University and completed his medical training at the University of Alabama.

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  1. I am a student at the University of Memphis and would like to know if I can attend the session at Jackson State University. How can I get more information on your organization?

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