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Am I URM?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by nshams, May 11, 2007.

  1. nshams

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    Hi, I'm Asian-Indian. Do I count as URM?
     
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    I wish that worked.
     
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    :( oh well... can anyone tell me who the URM are then?
     
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    ghandi indian= no
    squanto indian=yes
     
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    who wants some snakes?
     
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    You have got to be kidding me.
     
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    hispanic
    black
    native american

    Those are the only URMs (there might be more, but I dont think so)
     
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    The URMs are obviously Chinese, White, and Asian-Indian. Duh.
     
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    What does URM mean?
     
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    I declare shenanigans.
     
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    Underrepresented Minority
     
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    damn, no one got my joke
     
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    In case you don't know... For being Asian - Indian ,you need at least a 36 on the MCAT.



    Also, make sure you are on top of your GPA.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    :scared: This sucks - I'm a minority, dag nabbit! & I don't see too many of my people walking around FL :(

    Meh... wish me luck on the MCATs then since it looks like I won't be able to play the race card
     
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    LAME!!
     
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    ^^ Hehe... :D

    :( But I really wasn't sure about what URM meant - there really AREN'T a lot of people who look like me in Florida & they weren't lounging around in Utah either.

    Thanks to the person who posted the link to what URM actually meant. I guess it makes sense - every other brown kid I know is going to med-school or pharm-school or planning to apply.
     
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    Without geting into any type of debate about URMs, etc.. I believe that URM is in reference to the entire physician population on a whole. So while there may be five X individuals in state Y, if the X population in the entire population of doctors is a majority (>50%) you won't really be considered a URM. So granted while there may be few asian individuals living in say montana, because the whole system is nationalized, you will always still be part of the majority in the physician population.
     
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    Yeah. I think Indians are maybe a little over 1% of the total US population yet they make up something like 10% of the physician population. Basically you are an ORM, Over Represented Minority.

    You would be a URM if say your ethnicity made up 15% of the US population but only .03% of the physician population.
     
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    does Indonesian count as URM/Pacific Islander?:thumbup:

    That might help my future app.
     
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    I posted this in the link above, but I will post this again

    http://www.aamc.org/meded/urm/start.htm

    This is the criteria to be defined as a URM as defined by AAMC. If you do not in any shape way or form fit any of the following criteria, you are not a URM
     
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    Asians are only a minority in the US. There are like billions of asians in asia so actually they are considered the majority, thats why they aren't considered URM.
     
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    No, they are not considered URM because they are not underrepresented in medicine in the US.
     
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    Sorry, but most post-grad instutions is dominated by asians and indians. How many times do you see a asian doctor?
     
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    If its native Hawaiian then feel free to use the URM. Not that it will help you get in all that much.
     
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    Did you know that there are more chinese people in the world than all blacks added together... This include blacks in Africa, North and South America, Europe :laugh: etc...
     
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    only in the penal system. although, from what i'm seeing on "to catch a predator", that's about to change...
     
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    are asian-indians really an "orm" - could it hurt to be asian-indy in the app pool?

    I have some indian friends who have average grades/mcats and are flipping out b/c they say they need to do better than the avg app because they are indian.

    true?
     
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    absolutely.
     
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    Nope, unless u mean native indian.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    hahahahahhaha
     
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    oohh that stung a bit.
     
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    i'm tired of people referring to hispanics = only mexican american and puerto ricans. there are other hispanics, and some groups tend to perform well (or at least better than their majority-minority aforementioned counterparts) and yet we do not enjoy the advantage that mexican americans and puerto rican (URMs) do. believe me, i've been through the process and too many times i've seen a lower scoring mexican american or puerto rican get by on their ethnicity. i know that to the majority of applicants (i.e. whites, asians), we must look the same to you, but we're not, and we're not all getting the benefit of the "race card."
     
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    Clearly latinos represent a wide varitety of cultures. The benefits of the "race card" are overblown. Nevertheless, such are the imperfections of the policies themselves. Tibetans and Filipinos aren't Chinese either. And just because I'm a fur ball with pale skin doesn't mean I go golfing with my fraternity brothers on the weekend. If you're fluent in Spanish you've got something people need in healthcare. If I was in charge I'd give you extra consideration for that alone. I hear you though.
     
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    I don't get it? :confused:
     
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    haha i saw that episode of "to catch a predator" what a damn shame....
     
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    indians are not going to be URMs in medicine annnnyyy time soon buddy
     
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    Are you OCD about drinking Diet Pepsi???
    just curious
     
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    It takes deep thought!!
     
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    So does this mean that Central and South Americans are not considered URMs?
     
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    if you asking if diet pepsi is what i live off, then yes. :D
     
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    yea... on 'grey's anatomy'
     
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    Do i count as an URM? i'm a skinny white girl.
     
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