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Atlantic Readers Advocate for Diversity in Medical Schools

“We call on our colleagues in medical education to seek out minority students and support them throughout their medical career.”
Source: Mike Blake / Reuters

When Medical Schools Become Less Diverse

In February, Texas Tech University reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to end the use of race in admissions to its medical school. Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans are significantly underrepresented in medical schools, Adam Harris reported in April, and eliminating the use of race in admissions has been shown to lead to a decline in the enrollment of those underrepresented students.

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