Journal Title:  Journal of Pharmacy Teaching | Vol:  3 | Issue:  2 | Year:  1992   
Print ISSN:  1044-0054 | Online ISSN:  1540-7365   

Graduate Pharmaceutical Education
An African-American Perspective

Carolyn M. Brown RPh

pages: 121 - 125


This paper reflects my experiences and concerns about graduate education, in particular, from the perspective of an African-American female. As a consequence of being a so-called "double minority" student, I have been provided with various opportunities as well as numerous migraine headaches. As a minority in a majority instituti&, I have many unique needs that are generally not satisfied in such institutions. Understanding the concerns of minority students is definitely a prerequisite to providing an atmosphere for higher learning. In this paper, I will attempt to express some thoughts in reflections of my needs and concerns that I think should be considered by institutions who are trying to provide support systems for minority students. In addition. I will offer some suggestions on how to make minorities feel welcome and part of the diversity system.