AJC: Trend of Fewer Black Male Doctors Has Broader Public Health Impact


An article recently published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the decreasing number of Black male doctors has an effect on public health. Black male doctors tend to have a larger impact in communities where medical services are limited.

The AJC spoke to Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., president and dean at Morehouse School of Medicine about ways the medical school is trying to increase the number of Black male doctors. They also interviewed Aaron Doctor, a fourth-year medical student at MSM, about his path to medical school. Doctor also talked about influences in his life, his professional plans, and how he is encouraging young people to pursue careers in science and medicine.

Read the complete article on the AJC’s website.