Are half white and half URM applicants considered URM?

Discussion in 'Underrepresented in Healthcare' started by brinedandgrilled, Jun 26, 2017.

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  1. brinedandgrilled

    brinedandgrilled

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    I know you can mark as many options as you want, but I'm wondering how your check marks are interpreted by admission committees. I'm half white and half black, so if I mark both (as opposed to just black), am I going to be considered URM by schools or not?
     
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  3. vm26

    vm26 Member 10+ Year Member

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    That's a good question...maybe ask your pre-med/dental advisor at your undergrad?
     
  4. all things possible

    all things possible 2+ Year Member

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    Yeah you're still URM
     
  5. Upstage

    Upstage

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    I think it depends how you identify yourself, whether you have a relationship or have done work with that side, and sadly how others identify you can be a big factor


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  6. teeayejay

    teeayejay MD/MPH | M-2 2+ Year Member

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    One-drop rule, right? Stick it to the Man. lol jk

    But seriously, it's like @Upstage said, it's more so about how you identify, the work that you've done, and how others perceive you...
     
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  7. Upstage

    Upstage

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    Lol i think i know exactly who you are @teeayejay , you're the man.
     
  8. Logic Inc

    Logic Inc

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    I need to run a geneology test and mark all the boxes
     

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