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April 26, 2016
 
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Addressing Tomorrow’s Healthcare Workforce Needs Today; 2nd Annual Mentoring in Medicine Day

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MEDIA CONTACT: Kali Chan, Adelphi University, director of media relations, cell 516.993.5677

Expanding Career Horizons and Prepping Students for the Healthcare Industry
—2nd Annual Mentoring in Medicine Day on Saturday, April 30, 2016—

WHAT:

There is a critical shortage of diverse physicians and other healthcare professionals. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, while racial and ethnic minorities make up approximately 25 percent of the U.S. population, they make up only six percent of practicing physicians and only 12 percent of U.S. medical school graduates. To expose underrepresented students to careers in healthcare, Adelphi University will host the 2nd Annual Mentoring in Medicine Day on Saturday, April 30. More than 200 middle school to college students as well as teachers and parents will convene to gather information and participate in fun, hands-on activities while learning about health and science concepts. This immersion experience reinforces that biomedical careers are attainable options for everyone.  

Lynne Holden, MD, president of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. said: “Students need to be exposed early to the wonderful opportunities provided by a biomedical career.  Mentoring in Medicine teaches students the joy of learning science while helping them to build a strong academic foundation and have fun.” 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:

Adelphi CSTEP

STEP program students from many different school districts

Adelphi students

Westbury High School and Middle School

Hempstead High School and Middle School

SUNY Old Westbury STEP/CSTEP

Suffolk County Community College STEP

NYIT STEP Program

WHEN:

Media contact names and information must be submitted to Kali Chan prior to the event.

Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Opening ceremony begins in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 2nd floor
College students will remain in the Ruth S. Harley University Center
High School and Middle School students will go to the Science Building

WHERE:

Adelphi University, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY

Directions to Campus

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BACKGROUND:

Mentoring in Medicine is a national nonprofit organization based in New York City. Mentoring in Medicine is dedicated to academic enrichment, leadership development, community service and mentoring urban students interested in pursuing a healthcare profession.  The organization offers students hands-on experience in a variety of healthcare occupations through their educational and mentoring programs. In the seven years since its conception, Mentoring in Medicine has developed programs that have reached almost 50,000 students, parents, and professionals. Biomedical professionals have worked together to assist youth to strategically prepare a successful educational plan so they can obtain their goal of becoming a health or science professional in addition to encouraging healthy living.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,600 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


Media Contact

Kali Chan
Director of Media Relations
p – 516.877.4040
f – 516.877.3266
e – chan@adelphi.edu

 
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