Through the Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs, the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine operate an extensive recruitment and outreach program to ensure a diverse applicant pool. Some of the methods used to interest qualified applicants in our program include: visits to area colleges and to historically Black colleges and universities; representation at recruitment programs throughout the country that are attended by potential applicants from diverse groups; use of community resources; direct mail; and summer enrichment programs. Our own students are actively encouraged to participate in the recruitment program.