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Diversity in Medical Education: Facts & Figures 2008

Diversity in Medical Education Facts & Figures 2008
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Association of American Medical Colleges

Diversity in Medical Education: Facts & Figures 2008

Laura Castillo-Page, Ph.D. Director of Research Diversity Policy and Programs Published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, Diversity Policy and Programs. Summer 2008 Partial support for this project provided by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This edition could not have been accomplished without considerable support from staff in the AAMC’s Diversity Policy and Programs: Kehua Zhang, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst Ann Steinecke, Ph.D., Senior Program Specialist Sarah Schoolcraft, M.S., Senior Research Analyst Lutheria Peters, M.P.H., CHES, Research Analyst Angela Moses, Senior Administrative Associate A special thanks to Norma Poll, Ph.D., Amy Addams, Paul Jolly, Ph.D., Gwen Garrison, Ph.D., Collins Mikesell, David Matthew, Ph.D., and Franc Slapar for providing their guidance and expertise. If you have questions regarding the content of this document please contact: Facts & Figures Association of American Medical Colleges Diversity Policy and Programs 2450 N Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20037-1127 Phone: 202 862 6203 Fax: 202 862 6282 E-mail: facts&figures@aamc.org To order or download free copies of this publication, please contact: Association of American Medical Colleges Membership Services 2450 N Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20037-1127 Phone: 202 828 0416 Fax: 202 828 1123 www.aamc.org/publications ©2008 Association of American Medical Colleges. The data and charts in this report, with attribution, may be distributed and used by and within AAMC member organizations. No other part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed without written permission of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Diversity in Medical Education: Facts & Figures 2008

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Foreword ........................................................................................................................7 About This Document ..................................................................................................9 I. Introduction: The Need for More Diversity among Physician—Scientists ......11 II. Current Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Medical Education............17 U.S. Medical School Applicants Figure 1: Number of U.S. Medical School Applicants by Gender, 1977-2007......17 Figure 2: Percentage and Number of U.S. Medical School Applicants by Race and Ethnicity, 2007 .......................................................................18 Figure 3: Percentage and Number of First-Time U.S. Medical School Applicants by Race and Ethnicity, 2007....................................................19 Figure 4: Percentage and Number of First-Time U.S. Medical School Applicants by Gender and Race and Ethnicity, 2007 ..............................20 Figure 5: Number of U.S. Medical School Applicants by Race and Ethnicity, 1977-2007 ....................................................................................................21 Figure 6: Number of U.S. Medical School Applicants by Hispanic or Latino Subgroups, 2005-2007 ................................................................................22 Figure 7: Percentage of U.S. Medical School Applicants by Asian Subgroups, 2007..........................................................................................23 Figure 8: Percentage of U.S. Medical School Applicants by Gender and Race and Ethnicity, 2005-2007............................................................................24 Figure 9: Percentage of U.S. Medical School Applicants by Gender and Hispanic or Latino Subgroups, 2006-2007...............................................25 U.S. Medical School...
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