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Minorities get preferential admission to US medical schools

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7302.1563 (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1563
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The Center for Equal Opportunity, a private non-profit making think-tank based in Washington, DC, has found that black and Hispanic students are being admitted to American medical schools with substantially lower college grades and test scores than white or Asian students.

    The centre commissioned the independent consultants Drs Robert Lerner and Althea Nagai to conduct an analysis of six medical schools, representing every geographic region of the country. They found that a black, or to a lesser degree, Hispanic applicant, had a far …

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