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

  1. nshams

    nshams 7+ Year Member

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    Hi, I'm Asian-Indian. Do I count as URM?
     
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  3. lord_jeebus

    lord_jeebus 和魂洋才 Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

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  4. NexusMD

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    I wish that worked.
     
  5. nshams

    nshams 7+ Year Member

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    :( oh well... can anyone tell me who the URM are then?
     
  6. DoctorPLASTIC

    DoctorPLASTIC Banned Banned

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    ghandi indian= no
    squanto indian=yes
     
  7. inside_edition

    inside_edition Waitlisted Member 2+ Year Member

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    who wants some snakes?
     
  8. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

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    You have got to be kidding me.
     
  9. alwaysaangel

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    MDApps:
    hispanic
    black
    native american

    Those are the only URMs (there might be more, but I dont think so)
     
  10. braluk

    braluk SDN Surgerynator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Robizzle 1K Member 2+ Year Member

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    Chinese
     
  12. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

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    The URMs are obviously Chinese, White, and Asian-Indian. Duh.
     
  13. arsenewenger

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    What does URM mean?
     
  14. Critical Mass

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    I declare shenanigans.
     
  15. braluk

    braluk SDN Surgerynator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Underrepresented Minority
     
  16. inside_edition

    inside_edition Waitlisted Member 2+ Year Member

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    damn, no one got my joke
     
  17. arsenewenger

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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.
     
  18. uhohspaghettio

    uhohspaghettio Banned Banned

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    :laugh:
     
  19. nshams

    nshams 7+ Year Member

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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
     
  20. ?DreamsRMadeOf

    ?DreamsRMadeOf Banned Banned

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    In Your Dreams
    LAME!!
     
  21. nshams

    nshams 7+ Year Member

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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.
     
  22. braluk

    braluk SDN Surgerynator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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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.
     
  23. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

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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.
     
  24. NexusMD

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    does Indonesian count as URM/Pacific Islander?:thumbup:

    That might help my future app.
     
  25. braluk

    braluk SDN Surgerynator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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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
     
  26. shadowclaws

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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.
     
  27. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    No, they are not considered URM because they are not underrepresented in medicine in the US.
     
  28. Arc

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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?
     
  29. Arc

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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.
     
  30. Newton Bohr MD

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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...
     
  31. etf

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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...
     
  32. Blondnuttyboy

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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?
     
  33. etf

    etf Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    absolutely.
     
  34. Dr2Bee

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    Nope, unless u mean native indian.
     
  35. NervousNed

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  36. riceman04

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  37. swifteagle43

    swifteagle43 Lover- not a fighter 10+ Year Member

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    hahahahahhaha
     
  38. Kriyaban

    Kriyaban Downstate c/o 2011 2+ Year Member

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    oohh that stung a bit.
     
  39. mehhh

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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."
     
  40. Nasrudin

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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.
     
  41. uhohspaghettio

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    I don't get it? :confused:
     
  42. anumama

    anumama 10+ Year Member

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    haha i saw that episode of "to catch a predator" what a damn shame....
     
  43. Dr OCD

    Dr OCD Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    :laugh: :laugh:

    indians are not going to be URMs in medicine annnnyyy time soon buddy
     
  44. riceman04

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    Are you OCD about drinking Diet Pepsi???
    just curious
     
  45. arsenewenger

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    It takes deep thought!!
     
  46. FSUUndergrad

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    So does this mean that Central and South Americans are not considered URMs?
     
  47. Dr OCD

    Dr OCD Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    if you asking if diet pepsi is what i live off, then yes. :D
     
  48. Ari Gold

    Ari Gold ..... 5+ Year Member

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    yea... on 'grey's anatomy'
     
  49. apnea

    apnea Forgot the safe word... 2+ Year Member

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    Do i count as an URM? i'm a skinny white girl.
     
  50. gsmithers68

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    :lol: :beat: :lol:
     
  51. hondacivic69

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