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Blacks still face disparity in med schools : Gaps persist despite signs of progress

Mar 01, 2019 - USA Today

WASHINGTON - Gabriel Felix is on track to graduate from Howard University's medical school in May.

The 27-year-old from Rockland County, N.Y., has beaten the odds to make it this far, and knows he faces challenges going forward.

He and other black medical school students have grown used to dealing with doctors' doubts about their abilities, and other slights: being confused with hospital support staff, or being advised to pick a nickname because their names would be too difficult to...