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Looking for more black male doctors

In 1978 there were just over 1,400 black males entering medical school. Last year it was about 1,300. So why is that and what needs to be done to bring the number back up? A new report released this morning by the the Association of American Medical Colleges explores those questions. We speak with Mark Nivet, the Chief Diversity Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges. And what’s happening here in Chicago to get more black males into med school? We're joined by two African American doctors from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine who share their take on the issue and what they encountered going through school. Dr. Clyde Yancey is the Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and Dr. John Franklin- is the Associate Dean for Minority and Cultural Affairs at Feinberg School of Medicine.(Flickr/Medican)

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