VIDEO: How to increase physician diversity without affirmative action

MSM President and CEO Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice spoke about the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action ruling.

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By Jill Rollet and Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, Healio

NEW ORLEANS — In this video exclusive, Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, President and CEO of Morehouse School of Medicine, talks about implications for medical education of the recent Supreme Court decision limiting affirmative action.

“Race and gender concordance really does impact health outcomes,” Montgomery Rice told Healio.

To counter the effect of disallowing race-based affirmative action in admissions, Montgomery Rice suggested using past programs to increase the number of women in medicine as a model. Those programs included targeting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, programs to girls and women.

Watch for her recommendations for identifying students who happen to be diverse who will succeed in health care.

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