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  1. Affirmative action and other special consideration admissions at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

    Article - En anglais

    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.

    Study Population

    - 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.