Morehouse School of Medicine, CommonSpirit Health Tackle Healthcare Disparities in new Scholar Program

January 12, 2021
Peter Wehrwein

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Briana Contreras

MHE's Peter Wehrwein talks with Lloyd Dean, CEO of CommonSpirit Health, and Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., FACOG, president of Morehouse School of Medicine, in this new episode of MHE Talks: Improving Patient Access podcast series. The three discuss the lack of Black physicians in the United States. Of the 22,000 medical school applicants in the U.S. every year, only 1,600 are Black. Dean and Rice created a program that seeks to cross barriers of healthcare and racial disparities by offering more opportunities for students of color in medical school programs.

Valerie Montgomery Rice and Lloyd Dean