Future Minority Doctor aims to improve healthcare equity by inspiring and empowering under-represented minority students to pursue careers in medicine.
Approximately one-third (33%) of the U.S. population is black, Latinx, or Native American, but only 11% of doctors are from those groups. The lack of a diverse physician workforce contributes to significant healthcare disparities among minority populations. Studies show that a more diverse physician workforce leads to increased trust, better adherence, and improved patient outcomes.
Future Minority Doctor strives to improve healthcare equity by encouraging and empowering minority youth to become physicians. We strongly believe that representation matters and that youth have to see doctors like them in order to believe they can be physicians too, so we amplify the voices of minority physicians throughout the country. We also recognize that being an underrepresented minority (URM), first-generation college student, or otherwise minoritized student on the path to medical school can come with unique challenges, so we equip students with knowledge and skills to succeed in their academic and extracurricular pursuits.