UMMS Affiliation

Office of Educational Affairs, Division of Research and Evaluation; Office of Admissions; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Date

11-2007

Document Type

Poster

Medical Subject Headings

Schools, Medical; Minority Groups; School Admission Criteria

Disciplines

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

Currently, the need for the recruitment and retention of qualified Under-Represented Minority (URM) students remains a pressing concern for U.S. medical schools. In response to this need, we analyzed admissions data at our medical school to determine which factors may positively or negatively influence the decision of an URM applicant to matriculate at our school, when compared to their White/Asian counterparts.

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2007.

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