AAMC Publishes MSM-Authored Article on Enhancing Academic Success in an Underrepresented Minority Student Body

The Academic Medicine Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has published an article titled "Shifting the Curve: Fostering Academic Success in a Diverse Student Body," by Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) faculty Martha Elks, M.D., Ph.D., Janice Herbert-Carter, M.D., MGA, Marjorie Smith, M.D., Brenda Klement, Ph.D., Brandi Brandon Knight, Ph.D., and Ngozi Anachebe, M.D., PharmD.

Citing lower standardized test scores as being a barrier to matriculation for many underrepresented minority (URM) applicants, the article explores how MSM faculty have developed and implemented interventions to enhance the academic success of its URM students based on an analysis of MCAT and subsequent USMLE Step 1 scores of its graduating URM students.

Please click here to read the "Shifting the Curve: Fostering Academic Success in a Diverse Student Body" abstract and download the full article.

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