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Promoting diversity in health care – Dal News

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2015351 Views

November 26, 2015

When it comes to finding your way into a career, mentors matter.

That’s especially true in the case of Leah Jones, a second-year medical student at Dalhousie, who says it was through her role as a mentor that she found the inspiration to follow her dream of becoming a doctor.

“As a young Black woman, when I see a Black female physician, it feels like they are my role model. I want others to see the same in me,” she says.

Recently, Dalhousie and the Johnson Scholarship Foundation established a new partnership to encourage and support Aboriginal and African Nova Scotian students in considering careers in health care. Two Dalhousie programs — Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) and the Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative (AHSI) — will receive up to $3.25 million in additional funding thanks to the foundation.

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