Mentors

    • Minority Medical Mentoring Program

      Minority Medical Mentoring Program
      Description:
      The Minority Medical Mentoring Program allows high school seniors to shadow medical providers as student interns. There are 974 physicians actively practicing medicine in Buncombe County; only two percent (2%) are underrepresented minorities (self-reporting). The latest numbers are seven African Americans (0.72%), eight Indian (0.82%), two Vietnamese (0.21%), one Latino (0.10%), one Korean (0.10%) and one Asian/Pacific Islander (0.10%).

      This program is a collaboration of:
      Asheville-Buncombe Institute for Parity Achievement (ABIPA), the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), Mission Health and the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS).

      Contact:
      MAHEC, Blue Ridge Room, 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
      May 22, 2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
      Larry Rosenberg, MD