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Minorities and medical school

Program aims to increase number of rural, minority and disadvantaged students. By Joe Hanson A report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Health Policy Institute stated that African-Americans and Hispanics, who represented a third of the U.S. population in 2008, accounted for just 15 percent of U.S. medical students and 8.7 percent of physicians during that same time period. The