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Clemson, MUSC create program for underrepresented students

Staff Report //March 8, 2018//

Clemson, MUSC create program for underrepresented students

Staff Report //March 8, 2018//

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Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina have developed a new initiative to help underrepresented students in high school and at Clemson pursue careers in the health care fields.

Clemson Health Professions Advising, Tiger Alliance, the Clemson College of Science and MUSC developed the Mentoring and Advising Through Collaborations in Healthcare initiative, known as Match, to give students access to information, resources and support to help them determine the path they would like to take in the health care field, according to a news release.

“The term 'underrepresented minority' has historically been used to describe those identifying as black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic and Native American,” Chad Richardson, interim director of Clemson University Health Professions Advising, said in the release. “Considering this classification, these individuals make up around 30% of the American population and growing. Yet among health professional fields, students and professionals identifying as an underrepresented minority hover roughly around 10% to 15%, respectively.”

An introduction to Match will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (.pdfat Clemson’s Brackett Hall. Admissions representatives and students from MUSC colleges will be there to advise students about pathways to health care fields. Students in all majors and high school students in the area are invited, the release said.

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