For anyone interested, the term URM is no longer used in medical school admissions. Instead, the term "underrepresented in medicine" is used. Here is a FAQ regarding this new definition. Since it is so long, I will include a few parts of it in quotes. It has been discussed in another thread if all hispanics are underrepresented in medicine now. Question 7 says that a person is underrepresented in medicine if he or she chooses "hispanic" on AMCAS. http://www.aamc.org/meded/urm/urmfaq.pdf "Approved by the Association of American Medical Colleges' Executive Council on June 26, 2003, the new definition states: "Underrepresented in medicine" means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population. The new definition is effective immediately." "7. Can a person be considered "underrepresented in medicine" if any of the racial and ethnic categories with which he/she self-identifies is among those reported as underrepresented? Yes. A person can be considered a member of a group underrepresented in medicine if he/she selects either a Hispanic ethnicity or any one of the racial groups identified as underrepresented in the medical profession relative to its numbers in the general population. (See Data Collection– Role of the AAMC section in the next column.)" "2. Is the AAMC still using the acronym "URM" for the new definition? No. In the former definition, the Association identified four racial and ethnic minority groups that were then underrepresented minorities in medicine. Individuals and groups could refer to themselves as underrepresented minorities or "URMs." This is no longer true with the new definition. It does not specify explicitly which ethnic and racial populations are underrepresented, and it refers to groups, not to individuals. It is not possible to say, for example, that "Mary Smith is underrepresented in medicine." Mary may identify with a racial or ethnic population that is underrepresented, but it is the group or population that is considered underrepresented, not Mary. If the AAMC or its constituents use the term "URM" for both definitions, it will cause confusion. It is suggested that underrepresented minority or "URM" be used for the former definition, and the phrase "underrepresented in medicine" be used for the new definition."