WHY IS DFAD IMPORTANT? By Shilpa Kumar “You’re the first Black surgeon I’ve seen!” was the first thing a student said to a panelist during a Q&A session at the most recent Doctor for a Day. A simple statement was a reminder of the large impression representation can make. Doctor for a Day aims to increase diversity in medicine by encouraging underrepresented minority students in middle and high school to explore the possibility of entering healthcare. Through hands-on activities, workshops, and conversations with physicians from similar backgrounds, students leave with a better idea of medicine and their potential journey of [... Read More]
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