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Does ethnicity hurt your chances?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Beoz, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. Being an Indian, I know there are a disproportionate amount of Indians in medical schools across the nation. Is there any reverse discrimination for over represented people (Indians, White Males etc . . . )
     
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member
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    You may be sorry you asked....... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Just wait until Watcha sees this question.......... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

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  4. Jedi In Training

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Beoz:
    <strong>Being an Indian, I know there are a disproportionate amount of Indians in medical schools across the nation. Is there any reverse discrimination for over represented people (Indians, White Males etc . . . )</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Are you looking for an excuse to not apply?
     
  5. Nobody is looking for an excuse. I am positive I will get into at least my state school (OU). I was just wondering . . . I have heard some things from practicing MD's about reverse discrimination.
     
  6. lola

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    In short, yes there is reverse discrimination. If you are in an ethnic group that is over-represented in medicine compared to your percentage in the population, on average you will need to be a stronger applicant than someone from an underrepresented group to get into med school.
     
  7. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.
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    I'm not sure that I would call it reverse descrimination, because you'll be on the same level as ~90% of the applicants (guessing). But you will be descriminated against.
     

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