Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Voices of Diversity

  • Mentoring and Motivating Future Physicians and Dentists Online

    FOR RELEASE – April 10, 2015 Contact: Norma Campos, admin@tour4diversity.org Tour for Diversity in Medicine (T4D) announces its upcoming Webinar Series as a supplement to its successful on-campus prehealth professional development workshops. The 1-hour webinars will feature our volunteer Mentors including physicians, dentists, medical students and prehealth advisor from around the country on a variety […]

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  • #T4DFlorida Wrap-up: Stumbling into Opportunities

    Once my inevitable blog post comes around during the Tour, I often reflect on themes that arise from students during the sessions. This time, I wanted to discuss opportunities. Students often wonder how to get involved in organizations or shadowing or leadership or et al. Many times the involvement is more related to knowledge of […]

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  • #T4DFlorida Day #4: How Many Hours of Shadowing Do I Need to Have?

    In short there is no minimum or goal number of shadowing that one needs to be competitive for med school.  Being consistent with your shadowing experiences is the most important part in the application process. Some students have 300+ hrs. of shadowing while others have much less than that. Every student has different circumstances and […]

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  • #T4DFlorida Day #3: Re-evaluating the Forest

    Sometimes as we go through life its very easy to get lost in the forest. I mean think about it, imagine being dropped off at the entrance or in the middle of a ginormous forest full of ginormous redwood tress, and being told you had to get through the forest to get what you wanted. […]

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  • #T4DFlorida Day #1: Explore Your Options

    A young lady who was part of my lunch group at Florida A&M asked me, “Will it look bad if I take sometime off before I start medical school?” As someone who has taken the long route to medical school, like many of us T4D mentors, this question hit close to home. For a long […]

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  • #T4DFlorida: Student Testimonial

    I was delighted to receive the following email from a student that joined us at Bethune-Cookman University this week – I only wish to share as I think her story is one of inspiration.  To all our future physicians who perhaps have that “nontraditional” path in their education thus far, please know:  with a positive […]

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  • #T4DFlorida Day #2: Networking Experience

    When T4D comes to campus, we seek to educate, cultivate and inspire.  It’s our hope that each student who participates hears what they need to hear in order to persevere to achieve their goal whether through the lectures or individual interactions with the mentors. Today was a great day at FAMU!  I had the opportunity […]

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  • #T4DFlorida Day #2: Your Unique Journey

    On our FAMU stop today, I was asked by a student how not to become discouraged when it seems that your personal journey to becoming a physician seems longer compared to others.  This is a great question, because it reminds me of my own non-traditional personal journey that was extended by one year to take […]

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  • #T4DFlorida Day #1: The Aftermath

    At the end of a Tour for Diversity in Medicine campus tour, students often approach me to express their appreciation for physician/dentist mentors coming to their school and giving them information to help navigate into medical careers.  The mentors and corporate partners attempt to visit 4-5 schools per tour so immediately following the last presentation […]

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  • #T4DFlorida Day #1: We All Can…

    As a newcomer to the T4D team, I’ve anticipated our first stop — Bethune Cookman — for several months. I woke up that morning feeling like Ethan Hawke on Training Day — bright-eyed, bushy-tailed…eager to launch into action. I’d practiced my speaking points, tucked a few jokes in my pocket, and was ready to engage […]

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