Wednesday, January 7, 2015

US Medical Schools Discriminate Against Whites and Asians

Mark Perry reports data showing that discrimination is alive and well in US medical schools, though it's not in the direction the liberal narrative would have you believe.  From a recent Carpe Diem blogpost, here's Perry summarizing the data from the Association of American Medical Colleges:
For those applicants to US medical schools last year with average GPAs (3.40 to 3.59) and average MCAT scores (27 to 29), black applicants were 4 times more likely to be admitted to medical school than Asians in that applicant pool (81.0% vs. 20.4%), and 2.7 times more likely than white applicants (81.1% vs. 30.6%). Likewise, Hispanic applicants to medical school with average GPAs and MCAT scores were twice as likely as whites in that applicant pool to be admitted to medical school (61.7% vs. 30.6%), and three times more likely than Asians (61.7% vs. 20.4%). Overall, black (81%) and Hispanic (64.1%) applicants with average GPAs and average MCAT scores were accepted to US medical schools in 2014 at rates (81.1% and 64.1% respectively) much higher than the 32.3% average acceptance rate for all students in that applicant pool. [Emphasis in the original]
In the liberal narrative, discrimination is perfectly acceptable as long as its on behalf of women and the correct group of minorities (read, blacks and hispanics, mostly)