We Still Need to Eliminate Bias From Medical School Admissions
For decades, the stagnating number of Black male medical students was one of the most alarming narratives in health care. Across the entire country, more Black men applied to medical school in 1978 (1,410) than in 2014 (1,337). And as of 2018, only 5 percent of doctors in America were Black, with a single school—Howard University—responsible for training half of that number.
Originally published: March 14, 2022
Author: Wayne A. I. Frederick
Institution: Howard University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed