The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Reston, Va., has been awarded $2 million in federal funding for an ongoing program to provide cultural diversity training for medical students. The HHS contract includes the development of a cultural-competency curricula for medical and dental schools and a plan to educate underrepresented minority youth on careers in healthcare. About 90% of the nation's medical schools taught cultural diversity as part of a required course in 2002, but only about 2.4% included the topic as a separate and required course, AMSA said. The group represents about 40,000 medical students. -- by Michael Romano
Grant supports diversity training in medical schools
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