AUA Recognized in Diverse for Creating Academic and Professional Opportunities in Medicine for the Underrepresented
A recent article in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education highlighted American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine as a prime example of the type of progressive institution needed to create and encourage opportunities in the U.S. physician workforce for underrepresented minorities.
AUA students Jason Osei-Ameyaw and Edwina Henry, as well as AUA alumni Dr. Jasmine Marcelin (Class of 2011) and Dr. Eddie Copelin (Class of 2015) spoke about their experiences at AUA, in the medical field, and about the need for more black doctors.
AUA President and Neal Simon underscored the glaring inequalities in the medical profession to emphasize AUA’s mission and the success of the university and its graduates. “Culturally incompetent care is connected to poor patient outcomes and increased health disparities, regardless of quality service. In order to know what sets us apart, you have to know what’s going on in the medical profession.”