Should diversity be a factor in medical admissions?

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Abstract

The use of race, sex, and ethnicity in medical admissions represents one of the most important ethical and political issues currently before United States medical schools and residency programs. Critics of diversity-weighted admissions argue that academic merit is the only just basis for preferring one applicant over another, that underrepresented groups are difficult to define and constantly changing, and that using preferences to remedy past wrongs merely perpetuates discrimination. Proponents argue that past discrimination must be redressed, that the profession of medicine must produce physicians who mirror the population they serve, and that grades and test scores are not the only way of predicting who will be a good physician. When it comes to the role of diversity in medical school and residency admissions, there is no room for ignorance or apathy, because the futures of both medicine and radiology hang in the balance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

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Keywords

  • Admissions
  • Diversity
  • Education
  • Radiologists
  • Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Should diversity be a factor in medical admissions? / Gunderman, Richard.

In: Journal of the American College of Radiology, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2004, p. 173-175.

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