ERIC Number: ED485172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
The Chronic Underrepresentation of African Americans in Medicine. ETS Policy Notes. Volume 12, Number 1, Winter 2004
Barton, Paul E.
Educational Testing Service
This issue of "ETS Policy Notes" examines the underrepresentation of African Americans in medical school, focusing on trends in enrollment and graduation at all levels of education. African American college students' interest in the medical profession, their pursuit of degrees in biological sciences, and the growing gender differences in educational attainment within the African American community as well as the broader community is explored. It also examines the education pipeline from early schooling through college to see where improvements must be made to enlarge the pool of qualified prospects for entry into professions such as medicine, a very small and elite end of the education pipeline.
Descriptors: African Americans, Medicine, Medical Schools, Gender Differences, Enrollment Trends, Disproportionate Representation, Biological Sciences, African American Students, Educational Attainment, Educational Improvement
ETS Policy Information Center, Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, 19-R Princeton, NJ 08541-0001. Tel: 609-734-5694; Web site: http://www.ets.org/research/pic.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Evanston, IL.