Ohio State medical school’s diversity efforts in admissions paying off – News – The Columbus Dispatch


When Starling Tolliver attended Ohio State University medical-school interviews two years ago, she noticed something.

“At the majority of the schools, I was the only African-American there,” said the 25-year-old from Akron.

At her interview for Ohio State’s College of Medicine, though, she met others like her, she said. She felt welcomed.

“That was really important to me, to see that there was a school that actually wanted to see people like me in their class,” Tolliver said.

That was no accident. Ohio State medical-school admissions officials have a mantra when it comes to minority-enrollment efforts.

“Diversity saves lives,” said Dr. Quinn Capers IV, associate dean for admissions and an associate professor in…

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