Fisk University Partners With the American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, has entered into a partnership with the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. Students from Fisk University will now be eligible for advanced admissions priority, an expedited application review, and grants/scholarships for those that attend the American University of Antigua for their medical education.

Though U.S. medical schools have been working for many years to diversify their medical school cohorts, the percentage of African-Americans in United States medical schools continues to hover around six to seven percent. In comparison, 22 percent of the medical students in American University of Antigua’s most recent graduating class were African-American.

American University of Antigua College of Medicine is a fully accredited international medical school dedicated to providing an academic experience of the highest quality, with an emphasis on increasing minority representation and racial diversity in medical doctorate programs. Graduates have been licensed to practice throughout the United States.

“The creation of this partnership helps to build and create a pipeline for African-American medical professionals,” said Vann R. Newkirk, Sr., interim president of Fisk University. “It is my belief that this will improve access to healthcare for people of color, not only in the US but around the world.”

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  1. No need to be boasting about this questionable partnership with AUA Dr. Newkirk. How is it possible for a country that’s 90 percent “Black” population and so few “Black people” attending their medical school? One can clearly see the particular narrative AUA is implicitly and explicitly highlights on their website. In my view, AUA is only concerned about making profits and filling those medical school seats with a few “African-Americans” because of the monies that with come with them at AUA. Hey Dr. Newkirk, I challenge you to find out how many local Black Antiguans attend AUA. I’ll be waiting on your response.

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