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I have seen WAMC posters in recent months increasingly refer to themselves as "ORM" when in fact they are white. Caucasians are not an ORM because by definition ORM = "over-represented minority." White applicants are the majority, and therefore not inclusive within this category. Generally ORM refers to various groups within the Asian community.

Early morning rant over. Proceed.
 
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Caucasians are not overrepresented in medicine by population proportions. Only some Asian communities are.

Could've sworn the faculty at several schools that I know don't interpret URM/ORM this way though.
 

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Caucasians are not overrepresented in medicine by population proportions. Only some Asian communities are.

Could've sworn the faculty at several schools that I know don't interpret URM/ORM this way though.
This is also correct. Whites are not really considered anything, though by proportion they are technically underrepresented due to the high number of Asians in medicine.
 
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