Friday, January 04, 2013

Johns Hopkins Medical School recognizes Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander underrepresentation

Last week we noted a blog post, which pointed out that Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders are underrepresented in medical professions.  This week, we're giving Johns Hopkins a big mahalo for doing the same -- their Department of Medicine has included Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders in their definition of "underrepresented minority."

Here's the whole definition, pulled from their webpage:

Under-represented minority
Currently includes African Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), Pacific Islanders, and mainland Puerto Ricans.

And here's a link to the page so you can see it for yourself: LINK

Johns Hopkins is in good company, since other universities like Cornell, UCLA, USC, Michigan, and others recognize Pacific Islander underrepresentation.


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