Tour for Diversity in Medicine

February 2013 Tour

  • Jan 01

February 2013 Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Monday, February 11, 2013

The University of Texas at El Paso

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

University of Texas at San Antonio

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Texas A&M International University

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Friday, February 15, 2013

Prairie View A&M University

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Texas Southern University

Exhibitors included:

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
Des Moines University
IAU College of Medicine
Midwestern University
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Texas A&M Health Science Center-College of Medicine
TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
University of St Augustine
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
University of Texas Houston Medical School
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine


“I loved the information and the opportunity speak with the mentors. The content provide[d] was helpful and the structure of the tour was organized and in order.”

“each of the mentors were very informative, personable and encouraging.”

“[The Tour] helped me see other professionals who ‘look’ like me and want and are making the same differences I hope to make!”

“[The Mentors gave] me more motivation and help[ed] me realize that my goals are not extreme.”

“Every mentor had their own personal story. They all inspired me.”

“It helped me understand how I can prepare for the life ahead of me.”

“[The Tour] showed me everything a doctor goes through and how strong you have to be to get through it.”

“[One Mentor’s] attitude and interest in what kind of person I am and will become made me feel comfortable. I want to go into surgery and seeing him and his outlook on life made me look forward to the future ahead of me.”

“I am definitely keeping my notes closeby; the information was also useful for life experiences.”

“I was debating on whether to attend the session or not; at the end of the day I am grateful for coming. I have learned a lot. I don’t even have words to describe how thankful I am for this wonderful opportunity.”

“It showed me that anyone can become successful.”

“[One Mentor] and I share similar backgrounds; listening to his story, his examples, and motivation will definitely move me if I encounter difficulties in my own future.”

“It is great to know there’s people who want to help.”

“[The Mentors] were all wonderful role models. Telling their personal story was an extra bonus.”

“I will share this information with my high school son who is interested in a career in medical school.”

“[It was] a unique experience in its candidness.”

“I would like to participate in Tour for Diversity in Medicine in the future. Previously I was contemplating on starting a peer group to mentor [high school], undergraduates and encourage and motivate even graduate/pre-professional students, and T4D has inspired me to push forward with my plan.”

“This Tour and the people involved made me feel that my career option is not so farfetched.”

“The face of those who resemble me are underrepresented in their profession when it comes to providing mentorship here at UTEP. Seeing and hearing from this panel of physicians gave me the motivation [that] is so badly needed at this time in my application process. These professionals all had personality and were approachable in any of my concerns.”

“T4D made me more confident in pursuing a career in health.”

“You all are changing lives. I hope I can take part [in] this tour one day. Thank you for all you do.”

“My favorite part of the day [was] to be able to eat and interact with a doctor.”

“Si se puede. If i can dream it, I can achieve it.”

“[It was] good to meet people I could relate to [and it] helped to materialize that not all health pros are naturally brilliant and that it is still possible to achieve a career in medicine through hard work and dedication.”

“[T4D] made me love health professions even more.”

“It really helped me see how physicians have moments of uncertainty and how it is possible to also have a family along with this profession.”

“This session will help me become a better test taker and manage my time.”

“[The Mentors] enhanced my reasoning for becoming a doctor.”

“This event boosted my confidence in applying for medical school.”

“I can utilize the concepts learned in every aspect of my life, especially in undergrad.”

“This Tour was very effective for me. I have been to a lot of conferences but this by far was one of the best. It was interesting, fun and gave great tips and information that will be useful for me as I continue my career in medicine.”

“I will be able to take this information and apply it to my life now. I will also be able to give the info I received today to other students.”

“I felt I could relate to [one particular Mentor] since we have a similar background.”

“[The Tour] helped me sharpen the focus on the medical journey.”

“I wish T4D had come my freshman year.”

“[The Tour] made me think of working in a more diverse location (where people need the help).”

“I feel that each lecture was on point and informative.”

“At first I thought it was impossible! Now I feel like I can do it!”

“It is refreshing to see professional with enthusiasm and their careers.”

“It made my options more clear. I have a better idea of what I want to do.”

Website services & Tour Photos: Errol Dunlap