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School of Medicine

Because of its commitment to increasing minority representation in medicine and biomedical research, Emory University School of Medicine created the Office of Multicultural Medical Student Affairs in 1986. While African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Native Americans make up 25 percent of the U.S. population, only 12 percent of students who graduate from the nation’s medical schools are from these groups. In addition, only 6 percent of all practicing physicians are members of these minority groups. Emory understands that there is a need for a more diverse physician workforce and encourages medical school applications from students from these minority groups. The Office of Multicultural Medical Student Affairs offers programs of support and science enrichment that focus not only on current Emory medical students but on college, high school, and junior high school students as well. Learn More…