Tour For Diversity In Medicine: Encouraging Minority Students To Pursue Medical Careers

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tour for diversity in medicine Dr. Kameron Matthews (Right) and Dr. Alden Landry (left)

Dr. Kameron Matthews and Dr. Alden Landry are cofounders of “Tour For Diversity in Medicine”. Twice per year, doctors travel the country by bus visiting selected high schools, colleges, and universities to encourage students of color to pursue careers in health professions. Tour For Diversity in Medicine was launched in 2011. Dr. Matthews recalls that one day she and Dr. Landry were on the phone and asked themselves, “Why don’t we just get on the bus? Instead of students coming to see us, because not all students have that capability all the time, why don’t we go see them?” And that’s exactly what they are doing today. In addition to having doctors, the organization also has medical students who serve as mentors participate in the tour. The mission of the organization is: To educate, inspire and…

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