On this episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast, guests Catherine Lucey, MD, and Aaron Saguil, MD, MPH, join hosts Toni Gallo and assistant editor Paula (Ross) Thompson, PhD, MA, to discuss the consequences of structural racism on MCAT scores and medical school admissions. They also talk about the role of the MCAT exam in holistic admissions and how to mitigate the effects of structural racism to improve the diversity of the physician workforce.
Read the article discussed in this episode at academicmedicine.org:
For one example of the persistent impact of 20th century discriminatory housing policies on 21st century educational opportunities, as described in this episode, see Supplemental Digital Appendix 1 from the article above.
A transcript of this episode is available at academicmedicineblog.org.
Lucey CR, Saguil A. The consequences of structural racism on MCAT scores and medical school admissions: The past is prologue. Acad Med. 2020;95:351-356.