By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is inspiring the next generation of doctors. The Community College of Philadelphia hosted its Minority Men in Medicine event on Friday.

A diverse panel of male doctors and med students spoke with Black and Latino students in 6th through 12th grade, encouraging them to pursue a career in medicine.

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The students even got virtual one-on-one time with the doctors.

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According to 2018 data from the Association of American Medical Colleges, only 5.8% of active American physicians are Latino and only 5% are Black.