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Agbor-Baiyee, William – College Student Journal, 2009
Purpose: In common with most standardized admissions tests, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores disproportionately screen out applicants from disadvantaged and underrepresented minority groups, relative to their demographic importance. The impact of programs to prepare students for the MCAT has not been adequately addressed. The…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, College Admission, Minority Groups
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Henry, Paul – College Student Journal, 2006
This study examines the perception of minority students underrepresented in the medical profession regarding educational and career barriers and to ascertain gender differences on their perceptions. A 30 item educational and career barriers inventory was administered to 97 underrepresented minority (URM) students enrolled in a special premedical…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Minority Groups, College Admission, Gender Differences