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Tour for Diversity in Medicines 5th Bus Tour Crosses the Southwest to Mentor the Next Generation of Minority Medical Students


Albuquerque, N.M. (PRWEB) February 03, 2014

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a volunteer initiative developed by two young physicians, will travel across the Southwest from February 3 7, 2014 during its fifth bus Tour to help minority students pursue careers in medicine and dentistry. Reaching five universities and colleges in just five days, 15 doctors, dentists and medical school students from across the country will provide free, full-day workshops to local college students. For the first time the Tour also will offer a new combined curriculum highlighting college readiness for high school and college students in Albuquerque, N.M. In addition, the Tour will provide courses customized for the needs of community college students when it meets with them for the first time in Phoenix.

Sponsored in part by the U.S. Army, the Tour for Diversity in Medicine aims to help diversify the health care profession by giving minority students the advice and tools they will need to pursue medical careers. Although African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans comprise more than 26 percent of the U.S. population, they represent only six percent of practicing physicians and five percent of dentists, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). However, research shows that patients who receive care from doctors of the same background are more satisfied and engaged in their care.

Were working community-by-community to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals and make a positive impact on the current state of diversity in the medical profession, said Alden Landry, M.D., co-founder of the Tour for Diversity in Medicine and an emergency department physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Our new curriculum for high school and community college students will help even more students better understand how they can overcome perceived barriers of pursuing a medical career. Through in-person meetings and ongoing mentorship after our Tours, were making a tangible difference in the lives of future doctors across the country.

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine will travel more than 1,700 miles to visit the following schools:

Next Generation Trust Services Prepares to Celebrate 10th Anniversary in Business with Community Outreach Programs and Charitable Giving


Roseland, NJ (PRWEB) December 30, 2013

In 2014, Next Generation Trust Services, LLC in Roseland, N.J. will enter its tenth year in usiness serving investors who self-direct their retirement plans. Founded in 2004, Next Generation has grown from startup to holding nearly half a billion dollars in assets today, offering comprehensive account administration and transaction support for self-directed accounts; these include IRAs, SIMPLE and SEP IRAs, HSAs, Coverdell Education Accounts, and solo 401K plans.

I started the company out of my own desire to make real estate investments within my retirement accounts but being unable to find someone to help me make those transactions, said founder and CEO Jaime Raskulinecz, who is also a certified property manager, licensed real estate broker, and a long-time real estate investor. After doing my own research into the administration of self-directed retirement plans, I was inspired to start my own firm to help others build their retirement portfolios with nontraditional investments.

In honor of its tenth anniversary and the companys success, Next Generation Trust Services will start a nonprofit foundation in 2014 to support charitable organizations and programs that have special meaning to Raskulinecz and her staff. Raskulinecz said that the formation of a foundation will enable the firm to better formalize its philanthropic endeavors company-wide.

It is important to all of us here to help nonprofit organizations continue their good work, and to support those in need in our communities. We look forward to putting together some charitable initiatives through our foundation in 2014.

A History of Growth and Service

Next Generation Trust Services was originally founded under a different name as part of a national network of third-party administrators of self-directed retirement accounts. Within five years, Raskulinecz built the company from start-up to over $ 150 million in holdings. She decided to break away from the national network to start her own truly independent firm and in 2011 the company emerged as Next Generation TS, LLC, an independently owned and operated corporation that currently holds nearly $ 500 million in assets.

Next Generation Trust Services has undergone a complete corporate rebranding, updated its website, and upgraded office technology to provide greater security and efficiency for its clients and staff. It recently launched an in-house education program to provide continuing education courses and a reference library to its employees so they may better serve clients. All employees are cross-trained to provide immediate and effective customer service, which, combined with the conveniences of Next Generations online tools, is central to the companys success.

Account holders of self-directed retirement accounts make all their own investment decisions; Next Generation Trust Services executes the transactions, manages all the mandatory paperwork and report filing, and ensures its clients are investing within IRS guidelines. Self-direction allows for a much broader array of investment types including non-publicly traded alternative assets; these include residential and commercial real estate, precious metals, commercial paper, mortgages, hedge funds, and much more.

Were so appreciative of our clients support and of Next Generations steady growth through the years; giving back to the community is a powerful way for us to express that appreciation, said Raskulinecz.

For more information about self-directed retirement plans or to open a new account, contact Next Generation Trust Services at (888) 857-8058 or Info(at)NextGenerationTrust(dot)com, or visit http://NextGenerationTrust.com.

About Next Generation Trust

Next Generation Trust Services (NGTS), headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey, is a professional third-party administrator of self-directed retirement plans. NGTS provides education, administrative support, and account maintenance to individuals interested in self-directing their retirement portfolios with a wide variety of investments that are not typically found in an IRA, such as real estate, precious metals, notes and mortgages, private placements, accounts receivables, limited partnerships, hedge funds, and much more. Next Generation Trust Services serves clients globally via its website, http://www.NextGenerationTrust.com. For more information on self-directing a retirement plan, call 973-533-1880, 888-857-8058 (toll free), or e-mail Info(at)NextGenerationTrust(dot)com.







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