How a Med School Partnered to Build Health Equity Education
The More in Common Alliance will support health equity by enabling medical education and residency opportunities in traditionally underserved areas.
January 06, 2022 - Medical schools across the country are playing a long game, increasingly investing in recruiting students of color with the intent of creating a medical workforce that better reflects the nation’s diversity and, ultimately, promoting principles of health equity.
But Morehouse School of Medicine, an HBCU medical school established in 1975, has been doing that work since its founding, according to Erica Hart Sutton, MD, the associate dean for Academic Programs and Affiliations at the school. Health equity is at the heart of Morehouse’s medical education curriculum and serves as one of the school’s main draws for aspiring medical professionals.