ERIC Number: ED042401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-22
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Association of American Medical Colleges Task Force to the Inter-Association Committee on Expanding Educational Opportunities in Medicine for Blacks and Other Minority Students.
Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
This report identifies the major efforts which will be necessary to increase the representation of minorities in the medical profession on a nationwide basis. Part I, the introduction, highlights the gross underrepresentation of minority group members in the medical profession, and indicates the major emphases of the report, which are: (1) retention of students in the educational pathway leading to the medical profession; (2) financial assistance programs for medical students; and (3) recruitment of students into the educational pathway. Part II presents conclusions and recommendations concerning: (1) overall student financial problems in higher education; (2) short-term financing of minority medical students; (3) long-term financing of medical students; (4) establishment of regional opportunity centers to provide information about career opportunities for minority students in the health professions; and (5) expansion of the AAMC Office for minority student affairs. Part III presents estimates of the minority applicant pool, ways of increasing minority student enrollment, and an analysis of the problems in the retention and recruitment of students. Tables and references are included. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.