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Abstract

Demonstrating their commitment to diversity, the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges advocate for enrolling more students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Nevertheless, published research shows that those raised in these circumstances are significantly underrepresented at America's medical schools. The country’s decades long upward redistribution of wealth suggests that unless school officials act to counter this trend, these discrepancies in educational opportunities will likely increase. This paper offers a workable, six-part plan medical school administrators nationwide can use to remedy this problem.

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