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First Two Non African-American Graduates of Meharry Medical College to Receive Awards at 2008 Fall Convocation
Date:9/24/2008

t;, Dr. Carmichael is esteemed for having the vision and commitment to develop a pre-medical and pre-dental program that has supplied more African-American healthcare students to professional schools than any other undergraduate program in the country. Many Xavier alum have attended Meharry Medical College. Under Dr. Carmichael's mentorship and tutelage, Xavier leads the nation annually in the number of African American students who gain acceptance to medical, dental, doctoral and other health professions programs.

During the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, while trying to manage his own relocation issues, Dr. Carmichael's strong commitment to his students was apparent when he worked to keep his scattered premed students' medical school applications on track. He began a blog containing information about medical school applications and deadlines, and set up a method through Duke University for Xavier's pre-med students to submit their applications to various medical schools online. Because he had cell phone numbers and e-mail address for every premed student, he was able to maintain contact with all of them, even amid the devastation and confusion.

About Meharry Medical College
www.mmc.edu [Meharry Medical College] is the nation's largest private, independent, historically black academic health center dedicated solely to educating minority and other health professionals. The College is particularly well known for its uniquely nurturing, highly effective educational programs; emerging preeminence in health disparities research; culturally sensitive, evidence-based health services; and significant contribution to the diversity of the nation's health professions workforce. Diverse Issues in Higher Education's ranking of institutions annually lists Meharry as a leading national educator of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees, and Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences.

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