Op-Ed: To save Black lives, we need more Black doctors
September 3, 2020
America’s four historically Black medical schools are joining Bloomberg Philanthropies in a new partnership to increase the number of Black doctors by addressing one of the biggest obstacles: student debt. Bloomberg Philanthropies is committing $100 million to America’s four historically Black medical schools (HBMSs) over the next four years to provide scholarships up to $100,000 to nearly every medical student currently enrolled and receiving financial aid.
The four schools — Meharry Medical College, Howard University College of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science — produced as many Black medical school graduates over the last 10 years as the top 10 non-HBMSs with the highest number of Black graduates.