Originally Posted by PrideNeverDie
i'm all for affirmative action if it is used to actually help the people who came from unfortunate circumstances. however, in search for black/latino med students, have admissions accepted candidates with too low scores? does this ruin the hard work of all the asians/whites who got accepted as well as black students who got accepted by their own merit and will be looked down upon because of the negative perception of racial preference.
also, the med school system will do anything to help med school students graduate including letting them take another year or a leave of absence. this causes them to spend additional resources on a candidate that shouldn't have been accepted in the first place.
blacks with a 25 MCAT and 3.1 GPA having a 20% higher acceptance rate than asians with a 28 MCAT and 3.5 GPA?
i wonder how many med students who remediated or dropped out were accepted because of race or nepotism and had no business being in med school in the first place...
Percentages don't mean anything unless you include an "N" number (or in non nerd speak... how many applied/accepted). Check it out, then you will see
Cogito Ergo Sum
Last edited by PHD To MD; 02-25-2012 at 11:59 AM.