Targeting the medical student

By Peter Pollack

Internship program aims to increase diversity in orthopaedics

Census data prove it: the United States is becoming more diverse. According to 2010 census data, more than half of the growth in the total U.S. population between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population. The proportion of individuals who identified themselves as “non-Hispanic White alone” declined from 69 percent to 64 percent. The Black or African-American alone population represents 13 percent of the total population. And women—at 50.2 percent of the population—are in the majority.

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