AAMC Career Fair Focuses on Minority Doctors

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Panel Explores American Indian and Alaska Native Perspectives on Pathways to Medicine

Minority Student Medical Career Fair

This year’s fair also will include a special panel discussion about integrating American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) cultural beliefs into a career in medicine.

The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) will host its annual medical career awareness workshops and recruitment fair in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 12. 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 professions schools (such as dental, physician assistants, and more).

This year’s fair also will include a special panel discussion about integrating American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) cultural beliefs into a career in medicine. The panel will feature students, residents, and senior physicians who will share their experiences along the medical school continuum, from pre-med to practicing physician, and will provide information on resources and programs to increase the number of AI/AN physicians. The discussion will take place at 1:15 p.m.

For a full agenda, visit http://www.aamc.org/medicalcareerfairseattle.

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®).

Seattle area students and parents are invited to attend free workshops and recruitment fair. The AAMC sponsors this event in collaboration with our Learn Serve Lead: AAMC Annual Meeting. Several of our member medical institutions and health professions organizations participate, including the University of Washington School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Emory University School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and several other institutions across the United States.

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. PT
(panel discussion at 1:15 p.m.)

Washington State Convention Center, Hall 4F
Seattle, Wash.

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

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The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members comprise all 147 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 more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC serves the leaders of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and their nearly 160,000 faculty members, 83,000 medical students, and 115,000 resident physicians. Additional information about the AAMC and its member medical schools and teaching hospitals is available at http://www.aamc.org.

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