The Need for Diversity in Healthcare

January 27, 2021 by Christen Aldrich

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Last modified January 28, 2021

There is a lack of diversity when it comes to physicians in the U.S. In fact, out of the 155 medical schools in the country, the four historically black medical schools have produced more black physicians in the last 10 years than the top 10 medical schools, Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., president of Morehouse School of Medicine, said in a recent interview with Managed Healthcare Executive.

In this interview, Rice and Lloyd Dean, CEO of CommonSpirit Health, a 142-hospital chain headquartered in Chicago, discussed the importance of having African American clinicians in the U.S.

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