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Tour For Diversity In Medicine And Aetna Foundation Rev Up Third Bus Tour To Mentor Med-School-Bound Minority Students

About 150 students from each school are expected to participate in the full-day program. There are sessions on the medical school application process, admissions tests, financial aid, interviewing skills, and an overview of health disparities. Students will interact one-on-one with mentors who will offer personal insights and share their experiences about how to build a successful career in medicine or dentistry.

“We’re excited to be back on the road and traveling to Texas to reach Hispanic and African-American students. We recognize that many students may not have the resources or information to seek out medical school recruitment fairs on their own, so we come directly to campus to help spark interest in health care careers,” said Kameron Matthews, M.D., J.D., co-founder of the Tour for Diversity in Medicine and medical director of the Division Street site of Erie Family Health Center in Chicago. “By offering student workshops with doctors who come from similar backgrounds, we are helping students overcome perceived barriers to entering the medical profession and showing them what steps they’ll need to take to build a fulfilling career.”

Additional support for the Texas Tour comes from the U.S. Army, AAMC, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, and American Dental Education Association. For more information, follow the Tour for Diversity in Medicine on Facebook and Twitter @Tour4Diversity or visit tour4diversity.org.

About the Aetna Foundation

The Aetna Foundation, Inc. is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:  AET). Since 1980, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have contributed $413 million in grants and sponsorships, including $19.2 million in 2011. As a national health foundation, we promote wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone. This work is enhanced by the time and commitment of Aetna employees, who have volunteered more than 2.6 million -hours since 2003. Aetna’s current giving is focused on addressing the rising rate of adult and childhood obesity in the U.S.; promoting racial and ethnic equity in health and health care; and advancing integrated health care. For more information, visit www.AetnaFoundation.org.

About Tour for Diversity in Medicine

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine (T4D), a project of Hip Hop Health Inc., seeks to educate, inspire and cultivate future physicians of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds by forming local connections in order to fulfill a national need. Conceived by former medical student leaders, T4D will bring premedical enrichment activities to underrepresented minority undergraduate students in order to assist with the diversification of the health professions workforce. T4D is a grassroots effort, with its third tour in February 2013 focused on Texas universities. Visit tour4diversity.org for more information.

1 Diversity in Medical Education: Facts & Figures 2012, The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

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