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June 18, 2003

Affirmative Action in Medical School AdmissionsAffirmative Action in Medical School Admissions

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(23):3084. doi:10.1001/jama.289.23.3084-a

To the Editor: Dr Cohen's argument1 is a lobbying effort to persuade the reader and the government to accept quotas as a basis for admission to medical school. As a longtime medical educator and department chair at a medical school, I find the idea of a quota system counterproductive to the mission of providing the best medical care available to the patients under our care and under the care of those we train.

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