The most recent Assn. of American Medical Colleges report on medical education diversity says that 2.5% of medical school applicants were black men in 2011, a drop from 2.6% in 2002. The number of Asian and Hispanic male applicants increased during that period and the share of white male applicants has remained about the same.
“We have a major, major problem in this country,â€ said Marc Nivet, EdD, the AAMC’s chief diversity officer. “There is just simply an enormous amount of indisputable evidence that we’re not intervening as effectively as we’d like as a society to increase the talent pool of African-Americans who are capable of taking advantage of the science curricula available up and down the pipeline.â€
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