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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by wander, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. wander

    wander Senior Member
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    I was born in the Dominican Republic. Would that be of any help when med schools look at my application. Am I considered a URM?
     
  2. SMW

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    Sorry, but you are not. The only Hispanics who are considered URM's are Mexican Amercian/Chicanos. Welcome to SDN! :)
     
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    Of the latinos in the world, only Mexicans and Puerto Ricans are considered official URM for medical school admissions. However, your ethnicity (I am a Dominican/Cuban mutt, although I was born in the states) can play a factor in admittance. Many schools look for a diverse class and will take your background into consideration. Being bilingual will only help you application.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by mpp:
    <strong>I am a Dominican/Cuban mutt, although I was born in the states</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">mpp, I had no idea!! I am partially Mexican American. I think it did help my app at many schools, although at UW, the multicultural guy was annoyed that Spanish wasn't my first language!
     
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    Yeah, just to be clear...both Chicanos AND mainlaind Puerto Ricans are considered URMs. Any other Hispanic ethnicity is not.
     

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