Advancing Health Equity through Diversity in Medicine
Increasing diversity among medical professionals is critical to reducing health disparities, particularly among African-Americans. Through the efforts of leaders like Dr. Quinn Capers, Ohio State now ranks in the top tier as one of the most diverse majority medical schools in the United States.
"We want to be the best, and one of the ingredients of being the best is being a diverse institution."
While African Americans are 13% of the U.S. population, we’re only between four and five percent of physicians. Hispanics are 15% of the population, but only five to six percent of physicians. When we have more diversity in our classrooms everybody benefits.