ERIC Number: ED363207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Students in Medical Education: Facts and Figures VII.
Bergeisen, Lois, Ed.
This report includes detailed statistical tables concerning minorities attending medical school with emphasis on the underrepresented minorities (URM) consisting of Mexican Americans, mainland Puerto Ricans, American Indians, and Blacks. The report covers the following topics: medical school applicants, medical school acceptances, new entrants, minority student retention, total enrollment, medical school graduates, student debt, graduate medical education, practice plans, and faculty. Among other findings, the data shows that: (1) the average underrepresented minority (URM) applicant is female, 25 years old, and black; (2) a total of 1,939 URM applicants, or 48.1 percent of all URM applicants, were accepted to the medical school class entering in the fall of 1992 (1,827 actually entered); (3) by November 1992, less than 56 percent of URM students had graduated compared to just under 82 percent for all students; (4) within the last 4 years URM representation as a percentage of total minorities has grown from 9.1 percent to 10.3 percent; (5) the ratio of debt of URM graduates to that of non-URM graduates has declined to 1.05 from its peak of 1.21 in 1986; (6) nearly 80 percent of 1992 URM graduates obtained residencies through the National Residency Matching Program compared to 84.2 percent of Whites, 86 percent of Asian/Pacific Islanders, and 83.2 percent of Hispanics; and (7) URM medical school faculty increased from 1,140 in 1980 to 2,489, a 118 percent increase. Twenty-nine detailed statistical tables conclude the report. (GLR)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Census Figures, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Students, Minority Groups, Professional Education, Statistical Data, Student Financial Aid
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N. Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037-1129 ($11.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.