Coordinated by the University of Illinios College of Medicine Peoria Urban Health Program, this year's theme for the Celebration of Diversity and Leadership in Medicine focuses on inspiring younger generation to pursue careers in medicine.
Keynote speaker is Dr. Patrice (Carter) Frederick, a board certified general surgeon and UICOMP Class of 2004 graduate. Dr. Frederick led the effort to create the Manual Science Enrichment Program, a series of interactive classes designed to encourage minorities and students of low socioeconomic background at Manual Academy to gain more interest and knowledge in science. That program is now in its 15th year of existence.
A panel discussion will follow Dr. Frederick’s keynote presentation.