First year medical students, from left, Rayan Kaakati, Tiffany Dong, George Tran, Winston Liu and Cassi Hobbs, celebrate the completion of their first year outside the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Thurs., June 23, 2016. Few college students from underrepresented groups seek doctorates, particularly in STEM fields. Duke University’s medical school created the Office For Biomedical Diversity six years ago to see if they could change that equation. Now, not only are more minority students are entering Duke's biomedical PhD programs, but they are performing better once there.
D.L. Anderson for The Chronicle of Higher Education