Context. - Increasing the number of minority physicians is a long-standing goal of professional associations and government.
- To determine the effectiveness of an intensive summer educational program for minority college students and recent graduates on the probability of acceptance to medical school.
- Nonconcurrent prospective cohort study based on data from medical school applications, Medical College Admission Tests, and the Association of American Medical Colleges Student and Applicant Information Management System.
- Eight US medical schools or consortia of medical schools.
- Underrepresented minority (black, Mexican American, mainland Puerto Rican, and American Indian) applicants to US allopathic medical schools in 1997 (N=3830), 1996 (N=4654), and 1992 (N=3447).
- The Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP), a 6-week, residential summer educational program focused on training in the sciences and improvement of writing, verbal reasoning, studying, test taking, and presentation skills.
- Probability of acceptance to at least 1 medical school.
- In the 1997 medical school application cohort, 223 (49.3%) of 452 MMEP participants were accepted compared with 1406 (41.6%) of 3378 minority nonparticipants (P=002). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Formation professionnelle, Homme, Programme enseignement, Médecine, Minorité, Ethnie, Réussite universitaire, Exploration
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Occupational training, Human, Educational program, Medicine, Minority, Ethnic group, College academic achievement, Exploration
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0417873
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 25/01/1999.