ERIC Number: ED248311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Minority Admission to Medical School. Final Report.
Clewell, Beatriz Chu; Keyser-Smith, Jennifer
This is the final report of the Student National Medical Association's tutorial and preparatory program aimed at increasing enrollment of minority students in medical schools. The first of six sections describes the program's activities in preparing minority students to take the New Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The original proposal and actual developments during the program's first three years are detailed. Evaluation criteria and the evolution of the program are briefly outlined. Underrepresentation of minority groups in medical colleges, due in large part to low MCAT scores, is documented in the second section, which expands on the program's purpose. The third section describes the background of the project, which originally ran for two years in the Washington, District of Columbia area, and focused on black students. Its later expansion to include New York City, where most of the students were Hispanic, is also outlined. The fourth section contains a description of changes in the project's structure, content, and conduct over its first three years. Student needs, curriculum, and means used to disseminate the program's major components to other institutions are explained. The fifth section discusses outcomes and impacts. Data are presented showing that program participants have scores almost the same as those of minority students who were accepted into medical school for the year 1983-84. The sixth and final section summarizes this report and asserts that the program's basic elements are effective and flexible enough to be readily replicable in other institutions. Appendix A consists of the formative evaluation of the project's third year, Appendix B of publicity and recruitment materials utilized, and Appendix C of instruments used to collect data from participating students and their tutors. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: District of Columbia; Medical College Admission Test; New York (New York); Student National Medical Association