Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.— Drs Davidson and Lewis1 concluded from their analysis of "special consideration
admissions" that criteria other than GPAs and MCAT scores can be used in predicting
medical school success. While the data suggest that these measures may not
be as useful as some might otherwise think in distinguishing between candidates
likely to succeed vs fail, the authors do not present evidence of other usable
specific criteria for judging who is "qualified" for medical school.
Zucker RS. Affirmative Action and Special Consideration Admissions to Medical School. JAMA. 1998;279(7):508-510. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-7-jbk0218