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This publication reports on minority enrollment in medical schools in the states of the Southern Regional Education Board. Between the 1990-91 academic year and 1992-93, enrollments of black medical students rose by over 15 percent. These increases in total and minority enrollments in the region were paralleled at the national level though national rates of increase were generally lower. Some of the growth in total enrollments is attributed to sharp increases in the applicant pool for medical school since the late 1980s. The number of black students enrolled in the region's 41 allopathic and four osteopathic medical schools grew by 213 students, 30 percent of the total enrollment growth in the region. Thirty of the region's 45 medical schools reported increases in both the absolute numbers of black students and in their percentage representation on the overall student body. Limited data on Hispanic enrollments found that in the two states with high Hispanic populations, Florida and Texas, enrollments of Hispanic students increased by an average of 9 percent, a faster rate than total enrollments. The percentages of Native American students in the region's medical schools are approximately .5 percent. The actual numbers of students have grown, expanding by almost 21 percent nationally in the last 2 years. Includes five tables. (JB)

Descriptors: American Indians, Blacks, College Applicants, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Minority Groups, Student Recruitment

Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($3).









Author: Denton, David R.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12520&id=ED363193







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