Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Drs Grumbach and Chen1 reported on the effectiveness of the University of California postbaccalaureate programs for increasing diversity among medical school matriculants. Accompanying editorials by Drs Cohen and Steinecke2 and Dr Golub3 note that achieving diversity in the physician workforce is an important goal in meeting the health care needs of society4 and that such efforts must target the periods at or before matriculation into medical school.
Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt T. Increasing Medical School Matriculation for Minority Students. JAMA. 2007;297(3):264-265. doi:10.1001/jama.297.3.264-b