Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar     Subscribe     Contact Us    

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.


Related Articles:

Recent Articles

Tennessee GOP Looks to Pursue Medicaid Block Grant Funding

Tennessee Republican lawmakers have signaled a move to look toward block grant funding as a way to increase access to care for the state's working poor.

Read More

The 2019 Legislative Agenda

A new governor and many new legislators make 2019 a learning year as the state's top healthcare organizations seek to address a number of old issues and tweak some new solutions unveiled last year.

Read More

Updated Cholesterol Guidelines Take a Personalized Approach

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released updated cholesterol clinical guidelines in November 2018, taking a more nuanced approach to care over a patient's lifetime.

Read More

Sharing Data, Saving Lives

In an increasingly connected medical ecosystem where patient safety, health status improvement, and provider reimbursement are impacted at every point along the continuum, the need to efficiently, securely share data appears to have reached a tipping point.

Read More

New Rules in Heart Disease

A number of guideline changes and updates warrant more education around statin use and blood pressure monitoring, but local cardiologists say the higher standards are a game changer.

Read More

Dr. Ashish Shah: A Heart for Transplant Patients

Dr. Ashish Shah is the driving force behind the growth and innovation at one of the nation's busiest heart transplant programs.

Read More

Heart Monitor

Cardiovascular news of note.

Read More

ECMO Program Thriving at TriStar Centennial

A TriStar Centennial, a team approach is key to hospital's successful ECMO program.

Read More

Alexander Looks for Innovation, Asks Council Fellows for Input

Sen. Lamar Alexander asks stakeholders and future leaders to weigh in on ways to improve health outcomes, lower costs.

Read More

CMS Utilizes Dartboard Approach to Modernizing the Medicare Drug Benefit

Controlling pharmaceutical prices remains a hot topic, judging from the 6,415 comments received in response to the CMS proposed rule: "Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses."

Read More

Email Print



Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: