NPR Interviews UTSW on the Declining Enrollment of African Americans in Medicine

DM1-logo-smallOviea Akpotaire, Jeffrey Okonye (medical students) and Dale Okorodudu (senior pulmonary/critical care fellow) were recently interviewed by KERA on the declining representation of African Americans in Medicine. Despite increasing minority enrollment and matriculation in higher education, fewer African-American men applied to medical school last year compared to 1978. See this link for Akpotaire, Okonye and Okorodudu’s experience as medical trainees and their thoughts on what can be done to reverse this troubling trend. Also see Dr. Okorodudu’s mentoring website Diverse Medicine Inc to read about his outstanding initiative to improve diversity in medicine.