First off, although I still am not a fan of affirmative action for undergraduate schools, I understand it in the sense that it is much harder for blacks and hispanics to do well academically because they are born into much more difficult environments and hence do not have the same resources as other races. This disadvantage should be taken into account for colleges. However, I thought medical school admissions would not take race into account and it would be strictly based on merit. After applying this cycle, I have realized that this is clearly not the case. The logic behind this is that there are not many black or hispanic physicians, so adcoms not only want to increase the diversity of their class but also mistakenly think that these races will give back to their traditionally underserved communities when they start practicing medicine. That's a nice thought, but seriously, when these people start making great money that they have never had before, I doubt that helping out in the rough inner city hospitals is a top priority and who could blame them? Also, I don't think patients really care what race their doctor is. They aren't going to be thinking, "Oh man, there are so many Indian and white doctors around, I wish there was a black or hispanic one I could go to." Patients want a doctor that is competent, regardless of race. I know I am going to get a lot of **** for this, but I don't think its necessary to give an extra advantage for URM's in the med school admission process when they already have been given for colleges.