ERIC Number: ED409399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Project 3000 by 2000. Progress to Date. Year Four Progress Report.
Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
The Association of American Medical Colleges launched Project 3000 by 2000 in November 1991 to address the under-representation of Blacks, American Indians, Mexican Americans, and Mainland Puerto Ricans in medical schools. Its aim is to increase the number of under-represented minorities to entering medical schools to 3,000 by the year 2000. Since the project began, it has become clear that the primary cause of minority under-representation in medicine is the scarcity of minority applicants who are both interested in and academically prepared for the rigors of health professional and graduate schools. This is based in educational disadvantages that disproportionately affect minority communities. Project 3000 by 2000 builds on and extends efforts that have been in place for some time through multi- institutional community-based educational partnerships, notably the National Network for Health Science Partnerships (NESPA) and its Health Professions Partnership Initiative. Since Project 3000 by 2000 began in 1991, the number of under-represented minority medical school matriculants has increased by 27%. This increase is largely explained by changes in medical school acceptance rates and rates of growth in the numbers of minority applicants. Most of the initiatives associated with Project 3000 by 2000 are too recent to have had immediate impact on numbers of medical school applicants, but the Project has almost certainly contributed through the heightened awareness it promotes through these initiatives: (1) Health Professions Partnership Initiative; (2) the NESPA newsletter; (3) a newsletter for high school students; (4) a registry of programs for minority high school students; (5) a directory of school coordinators; and (6) NESPA On-Line Internet resources. An appendix describes the status of each of the major minority groups. (Contains 8 figures, 46 maps and 18 figures in the appendix, and 11 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Blacks, College Students, Enrollment, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Medical Education, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Puerto Ricans, Student Recruitment
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.