No, actually there is quite a small population of Hispanics who are considered URMs. I'm pretty sure that no European or South American Hispanics are considered URMs, and neither are most Central American Hispanics, with a few exceptions.Hispanic (of any type, i believe)
This is not true. Please do not spread this misinformation.Actually, being pakistani has a negative effect
Seriously...although, come to think of it..there's really no need to call it "reverse" racism..it's just purely racist..
hmm.. that's interesting. When 'under-represented' kids get discriminated against it's called racism, but not when 'over-represented' kids do... never thought of it like that before... it's a really messed up system!
yes you're multiracial. you are a minorityHey!
I am 1/2 pakistan, 1/2 Swedish, but not a visible minority, being completely caucasian or white-skinned.
I appreciate any feedback.
so it's partly to reject more intelligent applicants for minoritiesBefore the flame war starts I just wanted to add to the chorus of voices that say affirmative action should be income based, not race based. It isn't just to reject the more intelligent applicant for a minority applicant. Despite the putative basis for a.a., minority med students will also be gunning for a best residency and a "ritzy" practice in a nice area. I'm sure there are examples where affirmative action "has worked," but there are many more where it "hasn't."
On the otherhand if I grew up in poverty with family friends who are equally poor I'd be more likely to return to that area to serve because my heart is attached to them and that type of community. That's why rural med schools usually recruit rural students.
But there's lots of URMs that are very intelligent and make me look like an idiot and if they get in on merit their accomplishments shouldn't be diminished because of a.a.
Yes, dude. Absolutely.I am half puerto rican (last name Serrano) and half white but i dont really look puerto rican at all.
will being URM really help me?
Yes, dude. Absolutely.
At least your last name is Hispanic. Mine isn't (granted, I'm only a quarter Salvadoran), and my friend who is half Puerto Rican (his mother) has the last name "Fitzgerald."
yeah my dad never really forgave me i think for resisting Spanish, and now of course i sorely regret it. trying to brush up on my medical Spanish before starting school, but to be fluent would be such an asset...haha. fitzgerald, thats funny. good thing my dad is the one that is puerto rican or else my last name would be Siegel. i dont speak a bit of spanish tho. whenever i'm with family (on my dads side) i am like the only one speaking englis. it kinda sucks. i blame my highs school for that but its a long story.
yea... my parents regret not teaching me while i was young. even then, I was in spanish 5/6 (3rd year) as a freshman in high school... i signed up for 4th year and would have eventually taken AP, but there was a scheduling conflict with 4th year spanish. so in the end, i havent taken spanish since freshman year of high school. needless to say i remember nothing.yeah my dad never really forgave me i think for resisting Spanish, and now of course i sorely regret it. trying to brush up on my medical Spanish before starting school, but to be fluent would be such an asset...
Excuse me??! This is not true?This is not true. Please do not spread this misinformation.
The original poster is an ethnic minority due to either ethnic identification (Pakistani or Swedish). Just because a person is of a European ethnicity does not mean that the person is not a minority, so long as the person maintains identification with that ethnicity. I want to point out my disapproval of your improper mixing of the terms 'minority' and 'visible minority'.Forgive me, but I don't understand the point of these threads. Unless you are a foreigner (in which case, you are international anyway and don't get counted in the diversity statistics), then you have probably already interacted with reporting race and affirmative action as you applied to college. The rules are pretty much the same applying to med school (except that among Hispanics, only Puerto Ricans and Mexicans are considered underrepresented). So though yes, you are a minority because half of you is not white, no, you are not underrepresented. And since we all know the question you are really asking is, will I have an advantage when applying to med school, the answer is no, you will not.