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Mentoring Key To Getting Black Men Through Medical School

Sep 16, 2015

The president of Morehouse School of Medicine Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, right, and Dr. Benjamin Renelus, a third year internal medicine intern, left, explain the factors in the decline of African-American men in the medical field.
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The number of African-American men graduating from college over the past three decades has steadily increased. But, despite those overall numbers, medical school applications and enrollments by black men has steadily declined since the mid-1970s.

The Association of American Medical Colleges, or AAMC, attributes the decrease to a range of factors.

Morehouse School of Medicine President Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice and third year internal medicine resident Dr. Benjamin Renelus discussed those factors and more on “Closer Look.”