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Medical Schools Embrace Efforts Post-Affirmative Action Decision

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The ruling sent medical schools across the nation scrambling to adjust admission standards to abide by the new law of the land. These barriers [to entry] manifest early, prior to even applying to medical school,” says Faiz. Dr. Jessica Faiz. Pacific Islanders and Native Americans combined make up just 0.4% of physicians.

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HBCU Medical Schools Growing in Number

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For the first time in nearly 50 years, the number of Black medical schools in the country is growing. The fourth and newest, an independent four-year medical program at the Charles R. CDU joins Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., Dr. John W.

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Dr. Yolanda Lawson Appointed President of the National Medical Association

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Yolanda Lawson will become the next president of the National Medical Association (NMA). Lawson is the founder of MadeWell OBGYN and currently the associate attending at Baylor University Medical Center. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Lawson holds an M.D. Lawson holds an M.D.

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Rutgers Plan to Merge Medical Schools Met with Pushback

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Rutgers University's plan to merge New Jersey’s two largest public medical schools, New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has proven controversial, NorthJersey.com reported. Dr. Jonathan Holloway Faculty concerns and disagreements surrounding a potential merger culminated in a Jul.

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Study: Applicants, Matriculants to U.S. Medical Schools Increasingly From Higher Income Households

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

medical schools have increasingly come from households with higher incomes, according to a Yale-led study. The findings of the study – published May 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) – show disparities in access to medical education and could have negative impacts on patient care, according to researchers.

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Study: Black Medical Students Experience Higher Rates of Attrition Than Peers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A new study by Yale University finds that Black students are more likely to leave medical school than their white peers. students are 83% more likely than white students to leave medical school, and 20% of Black M.D.-Ph.D. In general, to really transform medical education and M.D. Mytien Nguyen, an M.D.-Ph.D.

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Georgetown and Howard Universities Awarded $3 Million for Medical Humanities Center

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Georgetown University and Howard University have been awarded a $3 million grant to help fund the establishment of a center for medical humanities. year grant from the Mellon Foundation will go towards the Georgetown-Howard Center for Medical Humanities and Health Justice, which aims to reduce health disparities in D.C.

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