Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Voices of Diversity

  • Top 5 Ways to Overcome Test Anxiety (From the Most Anxious Test-Taker Known to Man)

      Alright, the secret is out – Yes, I too am one of those students who suffers from intense test anxiety. At times, a simple quiz or midterm exam would feel like the Tour de France – except, I was riding a tricycle among world-class cyclists, pedaling my tail off just to move forward. Luckily, […]

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  • Just D.O. It | The Ins and Outs of Osteopathic Medicine

    You’ve probably thought this to yourself….what is Osteopathic Medicine?  What makes a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) any different from an M.D. (Medical Doctor)?  If so, know that you aren’t alone and that there are many who have asked that same question.  At one point, I was in your same position. You probably didn’t know that […]

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  • How to Maximize Your Shadowing Experience

    As we look through the requirements for medical school, many of us feel overwhelmed. Who knows how their life is going to look like ten years from now? Most online sites quote “shadowing a physician is one of the best things a pre-medical student can do to get exposure to the clinical setting and medical […]

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  • Mentors on the Move: Corey Shy

    Student Doctor Corey Shy is a rising fourth-year medical student at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Corey was recently nominated to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society, a distinction that recognizes budding physicians for their “humanistic clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service”. Among his various campus involvements, Corey also served […]

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  • Match Day Memoir: Mentor Tiphany Jackson

    Hey Readers – we’ve got an exclusive Match Day Memoir from our very own (and recently matched Ob-Gyn mentor) Tiphany Jackson!! Enjoy the read! March 18th, 2016 | 06:43AM | Chicago, IL In a couple months, someone is going to hand me a diploma and tell me that I am now Dr. Jackson. In a […]

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  • MD, MBA?? — Just Ask Dr. Nii-Daako Darko

    Mentor: Nii-Daako Darko Hometown: Irvington, NJ College: Lehigh University Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine Business School: Rockhurst University – Helzberg School of Management Residency: Morehouse School of Medicine – General Surgery Current Position: Attending, Trauma/Emergency General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Altoona Hospital   […]

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  • #T4DFeb2016 Day 3: Control Your Voice

    At this moment I am typing these remarks at the end of my third tour, which I must admit seems like a large feat to me, but I know there are some mentors who have done 3 times that amount.  What makes this one special to me is it is the first time I have […]

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  • #T4DFeb2016 Day 1: Being a Minority

    This blog is in reference to a question asked to the physician panel dealing with the challenges of being a minority physician.  Challenges come from all sources.  At home, pursing a medical degree has challenged the notion that only manual labor is “hard work”.  My parents would often say, “you are not even breaking a […]

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  • #T4DFeb2016 Day 3: Raise Your Hand If You Think You Don’t Belong Here

    There are so many times on the tour when the mentors share their thoughts and feelings about belonging. Sometimes it starts with a question from a student while other times it’s a self-revealing moment when sharing other stories during a presentation. For me, it was the latter. My reflection on this topic came during a […]

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  • #T4DFeb2016 Day 2: That Moment When…

    “Dr. Henry, you said you were such a bad student, what made you turn things around?” This is a question that was asked to me during our stop at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. It’s a question that is asked of me often and I understand why. Shoot, there are times when I […]

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