The Made for Medicine Program
According to the AAMC 2019 Diversity in Medicine Facts and Figures report, African Americans make up only 5% of U.S. physician workforce, therefore, Made for Medicine serves as a programmatic solution to redress the underrepresentation of African Americans in the medical field. Made for Medicine is designed to support African American or Black middle and high school students with an interest in the field of medicine by providing them with critical foundational knowledge, hands-on learning, simulations, case study analyses, mentoring and more. The program is divided into 3 phases that include: Introduction to Medicine (Grades 6-7), Deeper Dive (Grades 8-9), and Commitment to Medicine (Grades 10-12). The goal of Made for Medicine is for participants to leave the program with solid preparation and commitment to pursuing a future career in medicine.