ERIC Number: ED222124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
University of Arizona College of Medicine Admissions Review Committee.
Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Findings of a 1973 study by the University of Arizona College of Medicine Admissions Review Committee (established by the Arizona Legislature) are summarized in an excerpt from a 1972 report and in a letter and memo. The committee reviewed the admission policies and practices of the College of Medicine for 2 years by a random study of 50 percent of those accepted to enter, those on the alternate list, and those rejected for admission. Over all, the committee found that the admission practices of the College paralleled closely those of other medical schools in the country. It was found that practically all of the admitted students in 1971 and 1972 were from Arizona, and there was approximately proportional representation from all the counties in the state. Eleven percent of the freshmen admitted in 1971 were from minority groups, while in 1972 20 percent were minority. There was a 1 to 5 ratio of women to men admitted in 1972 and a 1 to 4 ratio in 1971. The need to improve the interview as an admission criterion was addressed, and the use of formulas to differentiate the quality of the applicant pool in the universities was surveyed by the Board of Regents. An examination of the individual credentials of applicants indicated that they must depict strength in two and usually three of the four criteria that are considered by the Admissions Committee. Consistency and pervasiveness of effort are keys to a student being accepted to medical school. The evaluation format used by interviewers, which is appended, was revised for the 1972-1973 year. Additionally, a format with further revision that will be used for 1973-1974 is also appended. Information on the entering class in 1973 and the screening process is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.