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May 13, 1974

A Comprehensive Retention Program for Disadvantaged Medical Students

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pharmacology (Dr. Margolis) and health affairs (Dr. Marshall), Mt Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York.

JAMA. 1974;228(7):861. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230320031023
Abstract

The Mt Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York has a retention program for disadvantaged medical students. The program has been functional for two years and was instituted because of multiple course failures among its disadvantaged students. The program consists of a summer enrichment unit and formal tutorials during the academic year. Our two-year experience demonstrates a complete reversal in the academic performance of these students.

(JAMA 228:861, 1974)

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