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Graduate School Minority Association

Melody Wright

Vice President:
Andrea Partridge

Diversity Coordinator:
Patrice Worthy

Brielle Ferguson

The purpose of the Graduate School Minority Association is to exist in conjunction with Drexel University College of Medicine's belief in and commitment to a diverse environment that cultivates innovation, creativity, and critical thinking among its faculty and student body, thereby enhancing the academic experience well beyond the classroom setting. The Graduate School Minority Association functions to unite all minority groups represented in the myriad of disciplines at the College of Medicine. Our goal is to promote awareness and visibility of such groups throughout the University and neighboring community in support of the professional and educational development of its members through mentorship, volunteerism, and networking opportunities.

Graduate School Minority Association Services

The association wants to make sure you get the MOST out of your graduate experience by:

  • Providing minority students with resources for financial aid
  • Offering community outreach opportunities
  • Inviting minority speakers to Drexel to speak about their unique experiences
  • Creating a space for networking and collaboration with neighboring institutions

With the number of minority students pursuing higher education in the science fields is low, and in the case of some groups like African-Americans and Latinos on the decline, recruitment and retention of minorities is of utmost importance. Here at Drexel University College of Medicine, we place a prominent value on maintaining diversity. However, what happens all too often after minority students are accepted into graduate school is that they are left to fend for themselves in what can be, for some, an intimidating environment.

The goal of the Graduate School Minority Association is to ensure that from the interview process through degree completion, you have a strong support system in place. Further, we strive to assure that you have access to whatever resources you may need to make your graduate career a success.

Whether this means helping you through any issues that may arise along your journey, or providing you with the toolkit to work through those issues independently, the Graduate School Minority Association is here for you.

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