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Group Aims To Get Minority Students Interested In Medical Careers

Posted at 9:25 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 22:25:12-05

African American medical students in Tulsa are mentoring the next generation of doctors.

Friday, students from OSU and OU's Student National Medical Association spoke to Tulsa Central High School seniors about careers in the medical field.

One medical student says the program was started to get more minorities interested in medicine.

"Only 6% of physicians in the country are minorities. Comparing that with how many minorities we have and the growth in the population of minorities in America, it's really important for us to have more minority physicians,"said Tomi Adewumi, a second-year medical student at OSU.

The group will meet with students monthly to show them what they will need to prepare for exams and med school.

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