Expanding Career Horizons and Prepping Students for the Healthcare Industry

MEDIA CONTACT: University Communications and Marketing, 516.877.3693

Expanding Career Horizons and Prepping Students for the Healthcare Industry
—2nd Annual Mentoring in Medicine Day on Saturday, April 30, 2016—


There is a critical shortage of diverse physicians and other healthcare professionals. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, while racial and ethnic minorities make up approximately 25 percent of the U.S. population, they make up only six percent of practicing physicians and only 12 percent of U.S. medical school graduates. To expose underrepresented students to careers in healthcare, Adelphi University will host the 2nd Annual Mentoring in Medicine Day on Saturday, April 30. More than 200 middle school to college students as well as teachers and parents will convene to gather information and participate in fun, hands-on activities while learning about health and science concepts. This immersion experience reinforces that biomedical careers are attainable options for everyone.  

Lynne Holden, MD, president of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. said: “Students need to be exposed early to the wonderful opportunities provided by a biomedical career.  Mentoring in Medicine teaches students the joy of learning science while helping them to build a strong academic foundation and have fun.” 


Adelphi CSTEP

STEP program students from many different school districts

Adelphi students

Westbury High School and Middle School

Hempstead High School and Middle School


Suffolk County Community College STEP



Media contact names and information must be submitted to Kali Chan prior to the event.

Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Opening ceremony begins in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 2nd floor
College students will remain in the Ruth S. Harley University Center
High School and Middle School students will go to the Science Building


Adelphi University, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY

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Mentoring in Medicine is a national nonprofit organization based in New York City. Mentoring in Medicine is dedicated to academic enrichment, leadership development, community service and mentoring urban students interested in pursuing a healthcare profession.  The organization offers students hands-on experience in a variety of healthcare occupations through their educational and mentoring programs. In the seven years since its conception, Mentoring in Medicine has developed programs that have reached almost 50,000 students, parents, and professionals. Biomedical professionals have worked together to assist youth to strategically prepare a successful educational plan so they can obtain their goal of becoming a health or science professional in addition to encouraging healthy living.

For further information, please contact:

Todd Wilson
Strategic Communications Director 
p – 516.237.8634
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