According to AAMC, only 4% of practicing physicians are African American. This statistic directly correlates with the number of black students currently attending Drexel University College of Medicine. As a minority, shadowing and research opportunities can be very difficult to obtain. Black Doctors Network will provide a resource for African American students to maximize their opportunities and gain exposure to different fields of medicine. Allowing students to pair with physicians of similar ethnic background who have gone through the rigorous process of medical school and applying for residencies, will better prepare us for our professional goals.
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