Health Justice and Diversity in Medical School Admissions
The Association of American Medical Colleges defines members of populations underrepresented in medicine “relative to their numbers in the general population.” Diversity motivates key clinical and professional educational goals that can be sources of common ground when conflict emerges about which kinds of diversity should matter most and how applicants’ memberships in minoritized groups should be regarded in admissions processes. Diversification and inclusion strategies vary in how effectively they motivate equity or retention among members of different groups in medicine, so how influential they should be is hotly contested and worthy of ethical investigation.
Dr Tonya Fancher joins Ethics Talk to discuss her article, coauthored with Dr Marjorie Westervelt, Dr Darius Billingsley, and Maya London: “Three Things Schools Should Do to Make Advancement Assessment Just”
Dr Barbara Barzansky joins Ethics Talk to discuss her article, coauthored with Drs Robert B. Hash, Veronica Catanese, and Donna Waechter: “What Is the Role of Accreditation in Achieving Medical School Diversity?”
Dr Dorothy W. Tolchin joins Ethics Talk to discuss her article, coauthored with Nicole D. Agaronnik, Shahin A. Saberi, and Dr Michael Ashley Stein: “Why Disability Must Be Included in Medical School Diversification Efforts”