SciTech Now Episode 237

In this episode of SciTech Now, the importance of clear medical communication; what can dental plaque tell us about our ancestors?; a new sketching technology for the 21st century; the best ways to reduce, reuse and recycle; and making health professions more diverse and equal.

Making health professions more inclusive

According to the Association of Medical Colleges, or AAMC, blacks and African Americans comprise 13 percent of the nation, but only 4 percent of the physician workforce. In order to improve percentages of underrepresented minorities in the healthcare field, AAMC has partnered with Rutgers University on an innovative solution.