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Celebration of Diversity Week sparks discussion on interaction and identity in medicine

The UF College of Medicine’s first annual Celebration of Diversity Week, held April 3-8, featured more than a dozen events and speakers.

Class of 2018 White Coat Ceremony

On Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2:00pm, students from the UF College of Medicine’s class of 2018 received their white coats at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, Florida.

Balancing Act

It is 1991, and Dwelvin Simmons strolls through the ground floor of the Communicore Building, wheeling a black body bag on a stretcher. Summer classes are in session, and the […]

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Who Is Underrepresented in Medicine?

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) states:

“Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.”

“The AAMC remains committed to ensuring access to medical education and medicine-related careers for individuals from these historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups.”

  • African-American
  • All Hispanic/Latino groups
  • Native American (American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians)

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