ERIC Number: ED049717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Admitting Black Students to Medical and Dental Schools.
Henderson, Algo D.; Gumas, Natalie B.
This study explores black and ethnic studies programs as a possible means of creating a pool of motivated black students to draw upon for recruitment to medical and dental schools and as an alternative to the traditional liberal arts program. Chapter I discusses the crisis in the health services, the shortage of black doctors, the lack of medical care available to the poor, and the discriminatory admission policies of dental and medical schools. Chapter II examines the relevance of various admission requirements, state licensing procedures, and the validity of aptitude tests as predictors of success in medical and dental schools. Recent changes in these policies are also discussed. Chapter III assays the influence on admissions policies of the traditional medical and dental schools models and the conventional breadth requirement. Chapter IV discusses black studies programs as a means for motivating study and service in the health professions, the relevance of behavioral science courses to premedical and predental education of practitioners who must deal with social and psychological aspects of health, and multitrack programs for training health service personnel. A summary of the study and recommendations are presented in Chapter V, and the study's methodology is described in Chapter VI. (AF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.