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Tour for Diversity in Medicine Visits Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

February 14, 2013

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Medical professionals from across the country visited Texas A&M-Corpus Christi February 14 to present interactive workshops to local students interested in pursuing careers in medicine and dentistry.

The third Tour for Diversity in Medicine, which was open to all University students, post-baccalaureate students, faculty and staff, and high school seniors, was held in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom. The University was chosen from schools across Texas to participate in a national initiative to improve the quality of patient care through diversifying the healthcare profession.

The one-day event included engaging interviews with medical professionals and local students who discussed current health disparities, the benefits of diversity in healthcare, and how students can overcome the perceived barriers of entering the medical profession.

The Tour was supported by the Aetna Foundation, U.S. Army, the Association of American Medical Colleges, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, and the American Dental Education Association. 

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