Surgeon General Calls for More Minority Physicians
On Thursday during a speech in Atlanta, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin called for better efforts at increasing the number of minority physicians in the country. Benjamin noted that data from 2004 indicated that 6% of U.S. physicians are minorities, which is the same percentage as 100 years ago. Benjamin encouraged members of the audience to encourage young minorities to pursue careers in medicine.
- "Surgeon General: More Minority Doctors Needed" (Stobbe, AP/USA Today, 12/3).