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.READ MORE: Police: Man, 2 Children Injured In Crash In Willingboro
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The students even got virtual one-on-one time with the doctors.MORE NEWS: Flames Put Out After Tearing Through Mount Laurel Home
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.