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)
Margolis S, Marshall CL. A Comprehensive Retention Program for Disadvantaged Medical Students. JAMA. 1974;228(7):861. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230320031023