AAMC Career Fair Focuses on Minority Doctors; Panel Explores Decline of Black Males in Medicine

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Baltimore Area Students and Parents Are Invited to Attend Free Workshops and Recruitment Fair

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The panel will include current black male premedical and medical students, faculty, and leaders who will share their experiences along the medical school continuum.

WHAT: The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) will host its annual medical career awareness workshops and recruitment fair in Baltimore on Saturday, Nov. 7. This free event, geared primarily toward minority, college and high school students and their parents, is intended to help increase the pipeline of minority students entering the field of medicine. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with representatives from more than 75 U.S. medical schools and other health profession schools (such as dental).

This year’s fair also will include a special panel discussion about efforts in the health professions to improve the talent pipeline of African-American males. This discussion is in response to a recent AAMC publication that identified a 35-year trend in the decline of black males applying to and attending medical school. The panel will include current black male premedical and medical students, faculty, and leaders who will share their experiences along the medical school continuum. The discussion will take place at 1 p.m. during the recruitment fair. For a full agenda, visit http://www.aamc.org/medicalcareerfairbaltimore.

Attendees, who also include pre-health advisers and school administrators, can participate in roundtable discussions with current medical students, interactive medical and health activities, and workshops on medical school preparation, admissions requirements, and the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®).

WHO: Several medical and health professions schools will partner with the AAMC to host this event, including the University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Temple University School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and several other institutions across the United States.

WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2015, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Baltimore Convention Center, Hall G, Baltimore, MD

INFO: Registration and more details: http://www.aamc.org/medicalcareerfair or call 202-862-6203

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The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a not-for-profit association representing all 144 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 148,000 faculty members, 83,000 medical students, and 115,000 resident physicians. Additional information about the AAMC and U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals is available at http://www.aamc.org/newsroom.

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