Black Med Students At Former Slave Quarters Say ‘This Is About Resiliency’
“I don’t think as a kid I ever saw a minority physician,” says Russell J. Ledet.
Ledet is a second-year medical student in the M.D./MBA program at the Tulane University School of Medicine, and he’s African American. Last weekend he organized a trip to Whitney Plantation, now a museum in Edgard, La., for fellow members of the Tulane chapter of the Student National Medical Association, a student-run organization that supports black medical students.
Morehouse med students try out life as a country doctor
Lee Whitton is almost unique among his peers at Morehouse School of Medicine. A white male raised in a small town near Chattanooga — he’s a third-year medical student at the Atlanta school, which has a predominantly black and female student body coming mainly from urban areas.
Tall, with a casual demeanor and a silvery faux hawk hairstyle, the 27-year-old Whitton doesn’t mind standing out. “My class has about 100 students, and I’m definitely a minority,” he says with a smile.
Task force proposing two new centers to boost Georgia health care
Acting on the first day of the 2018 Georgia General Assembly session, a task force of state lawmakers approved recommendations Monday to create two centers that its leaders say will develop data and solutions to improve health care in Georgia.