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Office of Diversity and Community Outreach

Houston, Texas

The Office of Diversity and Community Outreach provides programs and activites aimed at increasing the enrollment and graduation of students underepresented in medicine.
The Office of Diversity and Community Outreach
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Spotlight on Alumni

photo Dr. Dornechia George

Thoughts on Diversity in Medicine: "It increases the culture in a classroom. It increases the ability of patients to see themselves reflected in their caretakers."

Something unique about Dornechia: In 2006 she was a showcase winner on
The Price is Right!

Dr. Dornechia George is a BCM 06’ alumna. Dornechia made ground breaking history as the first African American resident in the BCM Dermatology program.

As a third year medical student Dornechia was active in the community by volunteering with the Saturday Morning Science Community Outreach Program, designed to help middle through high school students from underserved areas in Houston get excited about math and science and eventually pursue careers in the biosciences.

"Through the science program and other outreach activities, we provide children and teens opportunities to explore careers in medicine, hopefully inspiring them to do well in school, to seek higher education, and to know that their dreams are attainable," George said.

Working with eager and interested young adults reminds me that we all have overcome great difficulties, whether academic, financial, social, or otherwise. We have an obligation to see that future students can surmount similar obstacles they may see in their own lives," George said.

Dornechia completed her residency and will begin to practice this year! She plans to continue to give back to the community on a regular basis.

Dornechia as a 3rd year medical student discussing the functions of the brain to Saturday Morning Science participants

Dornechia as a 3rd year medical student discussing the functions of the brain to Saturday Morning Science participants.

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