Affirmative action and other special consideration admissions at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.
Context. - The use of race as a criterion for admission to medical schools and other professional schools has become increasingly controversial.
This study documents the experience of students at one medical school, admitted through a special admissions process that included race as one consideration.
- To examine the medical school, postgraduate training, and career experiences of students admitted by a special consideration admission program that included traditional affirmative action admissions.
- Twenty-year, retrospective, matched-cohort study.
- A public medical school.
- All affirmative action and other special consideration admissions between 1968 and 1987 (20 years).
Main Outcome Measures
- Academic progress, national board examination scores, graduation, residency evaluations, and practice characteristics.
- During the study period, 20% of students were special consideration admissions (range, 10% - 45% per year).
Of special consideration admissions, 53.5% were minority students, while 19% of regular admissions were minority students.
When only underrepresented minority groups are analyzed, 42.7% of special consideration admissions and 4.0% of regular admissions were minorities.
Of special consideration admissions, 94% graduated vs 97% of regular admissions.
Regular admission students were more likely to receive honors or an A grade on core basic and clinical science courses. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Université, Médecine, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Admission utilisateur, Race, Enseignement universitaire, Critère sélection, Etudiant, Organisation santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : University, Medicine, California, United States, North America, America, User admission, Race, Higher education, Selection criterion, Student, Public health organization, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0515222
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 13/02/1998.