Dr. Hurt’s legacy includes a strong push to diversify the physician workforce in Florida to better reflect the state’s population. Her idea to create a pipeline program to prepare more Black, Hispanic and rural students for success in the medical-school application process began more than 25 years ago when she was director of the Program in Medical Sciences at Florida State.
Through the pipeline programs she envisioned and made possible (including SSTRIDE, Bridge, and the Medical Honors Scholars Society), the FSU College of Medicine is among the most diverse in the country. Among other things, the school has graduated a higher percentage of Black male doctors than any non-HBCU medical school.
Dr. Hurt believes support is vital to sustaining success in diversity efforts and in helping students from underserved backgrounds afford the cost of a medical education.
For a minimum donation of $50, you will receive a copy of her book – Breaking the Mold: The Academic Pioneers Who Bucked Conventional Wisdom to Create the Florida State University College of Medicine – and will support her vision of a physician workforce that is representative of the population it cares for.
Visit this link and choose “Friends of the College of Medicine Fund (F00686)" in the dropdown menu. Email your receipt from your minimum $50 contribution, along with the address where your book should be shipped, to:
Or, you may mail your receipt:
FSU College of Medicine
Myra Hurt Scholarship
c/o Yvonne Parnell
1115 West Call St.
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300