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Sept. 22: Meharry & Vanderbilt Partner to Host A Free Seminar to Address the Shortage of Black Male Doctors


The number of black men currently enrolled in medical school is critically low. According to 2015 a study by the Association of American Medical Colleges, fewer black men are applying to and enrolling in medical school today than they did in 1978. On Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance will host a summit to address this issue and encourage more black men to study medicine, nursing, dentistry, or research, among other health-related fields.

The summit, "Navigating the Pre-Health Path: An Event for Black Men Interested in the Health Professions," will take place in the Henry A. Moses, Ph. D. Alumni Hall on Meharry's campus and is free for black males in high school, college or post college who are either pursing a health-related major or are undecided but interested in the health professions.

Event attendees will learn from the experiences of current students and faculty/administrators in medicine, dentistry and nursing.

Panelists include:

  • James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.,

President and CEO, Meharry Medical College;

  • Andre L. Churchwell, M.D.,Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Participants should visit or contact Jessica Powell at / 412-607-6574 to register.

Saturday, September 22

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Meharry Medical College

Henry A. Moses, Ph. D. Alumni Hall*

2010 Meharry Boulevard

Nashville, TN 37208

*Parking is available in the K Garage: 21st Ave North, Nashville, TN 37208. Once parked, please proceed to the fourth level and cross the bridge to Alumni Hall.


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