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Tour for Diversity in Medicine Comes to the UW Oct. 24

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a grassroots effort to educate, inspire and cultivate future minority physicians and dentists, is taking its fall 2015 tour to the Pacific Northwest and the University of Washington.

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Hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program (HSCMSP), the event is open to high school, undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students, and will be held at the Husky Union Building Lyceum from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Interested students should register online by Fri., Oct. 16.

During the workshop, participants will gain insight into the application process, admissions test, financial aid and interviewing skills. Students will also have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with tour mentors to gain additional advice and understanding on how to build successful careers in these fields.

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine is a volunteer initiative that was developed by two young physicians. Their intent was to bring premedical enrichment activities to underrepresented minority undergraduate students in order to assist with the diversification of the health professions workforce. This fall will mark the group’s eighth tour since they began in 2012.

The fall 2015 tour will hold events at Portland State (Oct. 22) and Washington State (Oct. 23) before arriving in Seattle for its final stop.

For more information, contact HSCMSP Director Teri Ward at 206-221-6016.