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Reginald F Baugh
Ignoring the diverse and rich cultures and histories of Africa and the African diaspora by applying the term African American to anyone of sub-Saharan African ancestry in medical school admissions does a disservice to applicants, medical schools, and the communities they serve. To determine how applicants can contribute to a diverse educational environment, admissions decisions must go beyond racial and ethnic self-reporting and recognize the diversity applicants bring to their medical school. Using a holistic approach, institutions can fairly evaluate applicants and strategically fill their incoming classes...
April 3, 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Alexis Danielle Vick, Aaron Baugh, Julie Lambert, Allison A Vanderbilt, Evan Ingram, Richard Garcia, Reginald F Baugh
A growing body of research illustrates the importance of aligning efforts across the operational continuum to achieve diversity goals. This alignment begins with the institutional mission and the message it conveys about the priorities of the institution to potential applicants, community, staff, and faculty. The traditional themes of education, research, and service dominate most medical school mission statements. The emerging themes of physician maldistribution, overall primary-care physician shortage, diversity, and cost control are cited less frequently...
2018: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Christina J Grabowski
Diversity in the physician workforce lags behind the rapidly changing US population. Since the gateway to becoming a physician is medical school, diversity must be addressed in the admissions process. The Association of American Medical Colleges has implemented a Holistic Review Initiative aimed at assisting medical schools with broadening admission criteria to include relevant, mission-driven attributes and experiences in addition to academic preparation to identify applicants poised to meet the needs of a diverse patient population...
December 29, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
Sarah S Conrad, Amy N Addams, Geoffrey H Young
Medical schools and residency programs have always sought excellence in the areas of education, research, and clinical care. However, these pursuits are not accomplished within a vacuum-rather, they are continually and necessarily influenced by social, cultural, political, legal, and economic forces. Persistent demographic inequalities coupled with rapidly evolving biomedical research and a complex legal landscape heighten our collective awareness and emphasize the continued need to consider medicine's social contract when selecting, educating, and developing physicians and physician-scientists...
November 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Margaret B Wilson, William E Sedlacek, B Lamont Lowery
Dental school admissions committees continue to grapple with challenges associated with recruiting, admitting, and enrolling students who best meet the mission of the particular institution. For many students, particularly underrepresented minority students and those from non-traditional backgrounds, standardized tests such as the Dental Admission Test (DAT) are poor predictors of their potential for success. Noncognitive assessment methods can be used in conjunction with traditional cognitive measures in making admissions decisions...
April 2014: Journal of Dental Education
Mary Beth O'Connell, Anita N Jackson, Lamis R Karaoui, Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, Aleda M H Chen, Margarita Echeverri, Deepti Vyas, Therese Poirier, Shin-Yu Lee, Christine K O'Neil
The Institute of Medicine has stated that greater diversity within health care professionals leads to improved patient outcomes. Therefore, greater diversity within academia and student bodies is required to create future diverse health care professionals. Cultural sensitivity is required from recruitment to physical environment for administrators, faculty, staff, and students. University, college, and department recruitment, search committees, hiring practices, and admissions policies and procedures need to be assessed to determine whether they reflect the applicant pool and patient populations in their regions and whether they are culturally sensitive to a wide variety of cultures...
December 2013: Pharmacotherapy
Robert H Eaglen, Louise Arnold, Jorge A Girotti, Ellen M Cosgrove, Marianne M Green, Donald O Kollisch, Dani L McBeth, Mark A Penn, Sarah W Tracy
The landscape of combined baccalaureate-MD programs has changed substantially in the last two decades but has not been documented in detail. The authors review the current state of these programs and discuss opportunities for future study of their evolving role and potential impact.In 2011, using a definition of baccalaureate-MD program built on prior research, the authors reviewed Association of American Medical Colleges sources and medical school Web sites to identify and characterize 81 active programs. In addition, they surveyed the 57 medical schools offering those programs; 31 schools with 39 programs responded...
November 2012: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Margie R Arnett, Ron Forde
For many years, studies have identified a need for greater racial and ethnic diversity among dental professionals. However, the ability of the field to collectively address the problem has been hindered by the low numbers of underrepresented minority students who apply to dental school. Over the past two decades, college attendance rates have increased and U.S. dental school applications have tripled, but the number of underrepresented minority dental applicants has remained about the same. With the increasing diversity of the U...
June 2012: Journal of Dental Education
Kevin Grumbach
Postbaccalaureate premedical programs increase the likelihood that students from groups underrepresented in medicine will succeed in matriculating into medical school. Although about 20 U.S. medical schools administer academic enhancer postbaccalaureate programs, they often do so with some ambivalence about whether these premedical programs are truly part of the school's mission as a professional-degree-awarding institution. As a result, these programs often are orphans in the world of medical education and lack adequate institutional support...
February 2011: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Shelia S Price, Donna Grant-Mills
In this chapter we describe the institutional and policy-level strategies that dental schools in the Pipeline, Profession, and Practice: Community-Based Dental Education program used to modify their admissions practices to increase the diversity of their student bodies. Schools developed and used clear statements recognizing the value of diversity. They incorporated recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings regarding educational diversity into their revised admissions practices; these rulings cited diversity as both a "compelling interest" and its use in only "narrowly tailored" circumstances...
October 2010: Journal of Dental Education
Shaul Sofer
In December 2009, the Soroka University Medical Center celebrated its 50th anniversary. Following a difficult struggle, Soroka was established in 1959 as a small community hospital. Today, it is difficult to imagine the health services in Israel without a major hospital in the Negev. Soroka is presently providing quality primary, secondary and tertiary medical care to a diverse population of one million people from Kiryat Gat to Eilat. Soroka is the second largest hospital in Israel with over 200,000 emergency visits, 90,000 admissions, 32,000 surgeries and a birth rate of over 13,000 annually...
March 2010: Harefuah
Amardeep Thind, Kathryn A Atchison, Ronald M Andersen, Terry T Nakazono, John J Gutierrez
In 2002-03 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) established the Pipeline, Profession, and Practice: Community-Based Dental Education program to change dental education in the United States. In partnership with The California Endowment, the RWJF awarded grants to fifteen U.S. dental schools that would support them in efforts to recruit more underrepresented minority/low-income (URM/LI) students, add cultural competence training, and increase extramural rotations to sixty days. As the program evaluator, the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health (UCLA-SPH) conducted a survey of dental faculty in 2006 related to the goals of the Pipeline program...
December 2008: Journal of Dental Education
Tanis Mihalynuk, David Snadden, Joanna Bates, Ian Scott, Vera Frinton, Galt Wilson
BACKGROUND: The University of British Columbia, Canada doubled its class intake in 2004, creating, in addition to its main metropolitan campus, 2 distributed campuses, one in a medium sized island city, and the other in a small geographically isolated northern city. Our admission process attempts to identify students more suitable for education in our northern, rural site. Students also indicate their preferred site. Little is known about what influences student choice when they have more than one campus to choose from at a single medical school...
2008: Medical Teacher
W G Bowen, D Bok, G Burkhart
Institutions of higher learning in the United States have long played a disproportionate role in supplying leadership talent to the world's business and professional organizations. For 30 years, the most selective schools have been working to increase diversity in their student bodies. New research by the former presidents of Princeton and Harvard suggests that the experiences and initiatives of these academic institutions can provide business leaders with insight into how to create diverse organizations that succeed...
January 1999: Harvard Business Review
R B Brown
The student administration and admissions functions of the College respond to numerous and diverse students needs and interests. The complexity of these programs, and the concept of this report precludes offering exacting detail or even mention of all activities encompassed under the concept of academic support services. The increased public interest in veterinary medicine has prompted significant increases in the number who apply each year. This causes particular emphasis to be given to the College Admissions program...
January 1978: Cornell Veterinarian
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