Santa Fe Community College Department of Nursing

Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) serves a predominantly Hispanic population. The school partnered with Capital High School, which is also predominantly Hispanic and low-income, to establish a pathway for high school students to become Licensed Practical Nurses and later earn an associate’s degree in nursing. The LPN program has a 100% pass rate. SFCC also has a pathway program with…

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

APAMSA is an organization for Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian medical and pre-medical students. In addition to promoting the entry of these students into medicine, the organization introduces students to health policy, advocates for inclusivity at medical schools, and hosts community outreach initiatives and conferences related to health conditions that impact the AANHPI community….

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Charles R. Drew University (CDU) educates medical students through a joint program with UCLA and now a standalone four-year MD program. The university explicitly names diversity and serving marginalized populations among its values. Students gain clinical experience at community facilities that serve large amounts of people on public insurance and learn about social determinants of health and policy advocacy. In…

Oklahoma State University

Students can pursue an urban underserved medical track or rural medical track. There is an admissions pathway program for economically or environmentally disadvantaged students and students interested in primary or rural care in Oklahoma. Oklahoma State’s College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation is said to be the only medical school on a Native American reservation. There is also…

East Carolina University

Resource Repository >> Social Mission Case Example In 2022, ECU received the Macy Award for Institutional Excellence for its community service learning model, promotion of primary and rural care, and efforts to recruit diverse students. Of the award, Dean Chadwick said, “The Macy Award signifies that we are part of a unique community of individuals, institutions and organizations working together…