The program offers a pathway to a bachelor of science degree for individuals holding national certification in a health-care related field, or for applicants who wish to build on their college credits to earn a degree in Health Care Disparities, Diversity and Advocacy.
The School of Health Professions offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Disparities, Diversity and Advocacy that will provide the student with specific knowledge and skills related to global health care disparities, diversity and cultural competence in the
The program offers a two-year track leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. See the program prerequisites. The degree is offered in a non-traditional format that combines
Visit the program on the campus of MD Anderson during one of the program information sessions.
An Overview of Health Care Disparities, Diversity and Advocacy
Shaun Caldwell, M.S.
Associate Program Director
Susan Lee, Ph.D.
SVP, People and Business Operations
Chief Diversity Officer
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Chris Hernandez, M.B.A.
Lovell Jones, Ph.D.
All programs in SHP are regionally accredited through:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS
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A clinical preceptorship allows the student to gain professional field experience under the guidance of a mentor. Graduates complete a minimum of two clinical preceptorships in advocacy and diversity.
Graduates may use this education to develop their clinical expertise and professional growth in the areas of health care disparities, diversity or patient advocacy.
Careers and Possible Job Roles
- Case Manager
- Clinical Studies Coordinator
- Community Relations Coordinator
- Diversity Trainer
- Government Policy Maker
- Health Care Communications
- Health Disparity Research Assistant
- Health Services Administration
- Inter-institutional Partnerships Manager
- Patient Advocate
- Patient Affairs
- Patient Service Coordinator
- Patient Support Representative
|Number of Sutdents|
|2018||75%||8 admitted; 6 graduated|
|2019||67%||6 admitted; 4 graduated|
|2020||57%||7 admitted; 4 graduated|
3-Year Average 67% (14 of 21)
^ Indicates employed, promoted or pursued additional education.