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Concept mapping may be a useful tool to assess the conceptual framework
of resident physicians.
Despite initiatives to promote racial and ethnic diversity among physicians,
minorities continue to be underrepresented among students and faculty in US
medical schools. Using data from the Association of American Medical Colleges'
Faculty Roster System, Fang and coauthorsArticle found that among medical school
faculty members who became assistant or associate professors between 1980
and 1989, minority faculty were less likely than white faculty to be promoted
by 1997. In a survey of medical school deans or directors of admissions, Kondo
and JuddArticle found that on average there were 4.1 minority members per admission
committee, but 11 of the 85 respondent schools had no minority committee members.
In a commentary, BergenArticle asserts that US medical schools have a responsibility
to create opportunities for qualified minority medical students and faculty.
This Week in JAMA. JAMA. 2000;284(9):1061. doi:10.1001/jama.284.9.1061
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