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Minorities in Med School: Part 3

KUHF-FM (NPR) Freq. 88.7 Houston TX (Internet / Radio) 03/01/06 http://www.kuhf.org/site/News2?JServSessionIdr010=5dxc2q7r33.app5b&page=NewsArticle&id=15516&news_iv_ctrl=1521 Medical schools are so eager to recruit minority students they send recruiters out to find them and offer them inducements ranging from full scholarships to generous loans, grants and student housing. Even so, many high school and college students are still surprised to learn that medical school is possible for them. That's how it happened for Timberly Gilford, a Prairie View A&M graduate who's been accepted at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Timberly says until she met that UTMB recruiter, she had no idea she could be a doctor. "Honestly I didn't. I knew I wanted to be a physician, but you know, as I was advancing in education it was looking slim. If it had not been for recruitment, or different people coming back, even graduates of Prairie View that came back who were medical students, I don't think that I would have gone, or applied."



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