Philly med school will pursue ‘diverse workforce’ through scholarships, special programs

A Philadelphia medical school says it wants to create a “diverse workforce” by attracting students through special scholarships, mentoring, and other programs.

But in comments to The College Fix, a medical doctor criticized the idea that matching patients and doctors by race is beneficial.

The new dean of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University medical school says racial minority healthcare professionals can “alleviate health disparity,” according to a report paraphrasing his comments.

“One of the things that I intend to do is make the case that we need a diverse workforce and students, Dr. Said Ibrahim told WHYY, a PBS affiliate.

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