Why America’s Minority Doctor Problem Begins in Third Grade

Published in Vice News, the following article discusses the lack of diversity on medical campuses. The author reveals that studies have repeatedly shown that this mismatch between the racial breakdown of the population and that of doctors causes problems, even if the biases aren’t explicit. The author also contends that a look at the data suggests that the largest proportion of would-be minority physicians are effectively eliminated long before it’s time to apply to medical school due to disparities in access to resources, including education. 

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