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Penn School of Medicine Partnering with HBCUs to Diversify Medical Schools

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The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine is launching a new effort to attract more students of color to its program. The university is expanding a summer program that prepares students for med school, and is partnering with five Historically Black Colleges and Universities to attract participants. WHYY’s Marcus Biddle reports.

(Original air-date: 6/10/22)

Marcus Biddle is a health equity fellow for WHYY’s “The Pulse.” He joined WHYY in May 2022 after first joining the station as an intern in 2013. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in urban studies. He enjoys quizzo/trivia nights, long hikes, and playing pool. He currently lives in South Philadelphia.