Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 1, P12-18 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0010 View full text
Ricardo A. Frazer

Abstract: Legal challenges to affirmative action are growing, a trend suggesting that a proactive stance is needed to maintain a policy that still has viability, legitimacy, and utility. Medical schools admissions offices in the United States emphasize the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), even though many studies have found that grade point averages are better single predictors of future academic achievement, regardless of the student's socioeconomic or racial category. The current essay suggests there is an over…

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