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underepresented minority edge

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sierrasid, Nov 23, 2002.

  1. sierrasid

    sierrasid Junior Member

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    Hey, I have a question for you guys. There is a lot of chat on this site about what qualifies as an underepresented minority but how much of an edge do minorities actually have in the admission process? Does anyone know anything about this? :confused: :cool:
     
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  3. Ryo-Ohki

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    "edge", heh
     
  4. sierrasid

    sierrasid Junior Member

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    Thanks immediatespring but I can't access that link that you put up. :confused:
     
  5. Don't bother.

    Its just a thread with a bunch of jokes and stuff. Its not a real affirmative action thread.
     
  6. did u click it ?

    this has been discussed to no end on SDN it always results in unnecessary arguments and blah blah blah, do a search for it.

    fact is, make sure u have a good mcat score and gpa, and ECs and LOR and u know the rest. good luck!
     
  7. Diogenes

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    Well, if you look in the MSAR, you will see that the proportion of URM applicants accepted is the same as the proportion of non-URM applicants accepted. In other words, if you look at the total number of people who applied and the total number of people who matriculate, the matriculation % is generally in the neighborhood of 40% (varies from year to year) -- and it is generally about equal for URMs and non-URMs. However, the average GPA and MCAT for matriculating URMs is lower than for non-URMs.

    So a URM who applies has the same chances of getting in as a non-URM who applies -- about 40% or whatever. But some people look at the comparison a different way -- a URM vs. a non-URM with otherwise identical applications -- and they say that the URM is more likely to be chosen.
     
  8. Ryo-Ohki

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    Look at it this way: The first thing medical schools do when they receive your application is to throw it into the URM or the non-URM basket.
     
  9. Of course Ryo-Ohki, that all depends on the school.

    Some schools have gotten rid of Affirmative Action (the UCs and the Texas schools).
     
  10. Ryo-Ohki

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    Excluding California, Texas, Florida and Washington of course :p
     

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