Medical Schools Sacrifice Entry Standards at Altar of Racial Equity

Via Association of American Medical Colleges:

This year’s first-year class of medical students is more diverse than ever before. In fact, the number of Black or African American students who matriculated into medical school for the 2021-2022 academic year increased by 21%, according to data from the AAMC. But those numbers belie a disturbing history of bias and racial inequity in medical school admissions dating back more than a century – one that continues today and that can be overcome only with intentionality and less focus on high Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT) scores for admittance into medical school.

The conventional take, which is morally correct, is to lament the unnecessary jettisoning of standards to chase the racial equity unicorn in lieu of a straight meritocracy. That merit should equal success was historically a foundational principle of America. Read more…

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