Detroit, MI, June 09, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- What: Mentoring in Medicine and the College of Nursing at Wayne State University through its C2 Pipeline Program are hosting on June 13th the “Dinner with Healthcare Professionals” at the Student Center of Wayne University in Detroit, Michigan. This event seeks the support of healthcare professionals in order to help ignite, cultivate and prepare students to pursue a health science career.
Wayne State University with funding from the Michigan Department of Education, will be offering through their C2 (College and Career-Ready) Pipeline program 50 students each from 5 public high schools in Michigan, a 38-week program to improve academic achievement, enhance preparation for college and encourage interest in health careers.
Why: The mission of Mentoring in Medicine is to diversify the workforce by exposing underrepresented students to careers in health care. There is a critical shortage of minority physicians and other healthcare professionals. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, while racial and ethnic minorities make up approximately 25 percent of the U.S. population, they make up only six percent of practicing physicians and only 12 percent of U.S. medical school graduates.
Who: The Dinner with Healthcare Professionals event is presented in partnership with The School of Nursing at Wayne State University and Mentoring in Medicine.
Mentoring in Medicine (www.MedicalMentor.org) is a national nonprofit organization based in New York City. Mentoring in Medicine is dedicated to academic enrichment, leadership development, community service and mentoring urban students interested in pursuing a healthcare profession. The organization offers students hands-on experience in a variety of healthcare occupations through their educational and mentoring programs. In the seven years since its conception, Mentoring in Medicine has developed programs that have reached almost 50,000 students, parents, and professionals. Nearly 800 health care professionals: doctors, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and health administrators, have worked together to assist youth to strategically prepare an educational plan so they can obtain their goal of becoming a health professional, in addition to encouraging healthy living.
Thursday, June 13th
from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wayne State University
42 W Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
Ms. Joy Farrington
Mentoring in Medicine