More Minorities in Medical School
Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, the president and CEO of the association and a former dean of MCG, said the group is pleased to see “strong increases” among minority applicants and enrollees.
“In terms of this racial and ethnic diversity, we really saw solid gains among applicants and enrollees among all of the under-represented groups,” he said. “We see this as a direct reflection of how hard our schools are working to achieve that diversity.”
The number of Hispanics enrolled in medical school nationally increased 6 percent over last year, with the number of blacks increasing 3 percent and the number of Asians increasing 5 percent, according to analysis of the data by The Augusta Chronicle.