Published: 7 November 2019
Author(s): Shu Nan Jessica Li, Javed Siddiqi, Ashraf Mahmood, Faisal Khosa
Section: Letter to the Editor

As minority populations continue to increase in the United States (US), diversification of medical faculty and professionals remains critical to effectively serving minority groups and improving patient outcomes [1]. Not only do physicians of a racial/ethnic minority provide culturally competent care to the diverse patient population, but they are also valuable resource for mentoring minority medical trainees and healthcare workers [2]. While medical school enrolment has progressed towards more proportionate gender and racial distributions, disparities still remain in academic medicine [1,3].


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