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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Medical School Diversity

An interesting article today in The Journal of the American Medical Association examines the importance of diversity in the medical school student body when educating students to serve the needs of our society. With the new emphasis on a holistic approach to medical school admissions (see my blog entry of July 2nd, 2008), this article is apropos. While one must consider if students who are interested in diversity, cultural competance and helping underserved populations gravitate towards medical schools that are committed to these ideals, the findings suggest that greater student body diversity (both racial and ethnic) provides students with skills to best serve a diverse population.

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