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Yale Physician Aims To Increase Racial Representation In Medicine

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Yale Physician Aims To Increase Racial Representation In Medicine

Written By NewsOne Staff

Inginia Genao, M.D.—a physician, author, and Yale University professor—is aiming to increase racial representation in the medical field. After conducting research and exploring the obstacles that individuals from underserved and underrepresented groups face when trying to pursue careers in medicine, she identified that the MCAT was a barrier for their progression in the field, Yale University reported.

Genao believes that the MCAT should be eliminated and other factors should be taken into consideration during medical school admissions. According to Genao, research shows that there is a racial gap when it comes to standardized test performance and since the MCAT is often a deciding factor in the admissions process, it hinders people of color from entering …


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