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dc.contributor.advisorOlsen, Lauren
dc.creatorQuartey, Olivia L.
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-15T16:28:11Z
dc.date.available2022-06-15T16:28:11Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/7920
dc.description.abstractFor this project, I have engaged in research on one of the biggest impediments to diversifying medicine and eliminating health disparities: the pipeline problem. Black students in the medical professional pipeline face barriers and a lack of opportunities that prohibit their advancement to medical school. In my project, I focus my analysis on Black students’ efforts to successfully matriculate into medical school and how undergraduate institutions play a pivotal role in the process of becoming a physician. To engage in this project, I draw upon several disciplines, because the “pre-med” experience is unique and multifaceted, spanning the disciplines of public health, medicine, sociology, and education. After I did a thorough and synthetic literature review, I conducted qualitative research through interviews with pre-med students to identify resources and constraints that impact attrition, and the extent to which it is racialized. I focus on the inconsistencies between what is said needs to be done to increase the number of Black students matriculating into medical school and whether there is something being done. I find that there are four main areas of barriers: inequalities in college advising, inequalities in access to resources, and pre-med social support inequalities. Based on my findings, I conclude the paper with a few research-informed policy recommendations to address the gaps in pipelines to becoming a physician for Black students in medicine.
dc.format.extent21 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofHonors Scholar Projects
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dc.subjectAfrican American medical students
dc.subjectPremedical education
dc.subjectInformation resources
dc.titleExamining the Barriers and Opportunities to Black Students along the Pre-Med Track
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dc.type.genreResearch project
dc.contributor.groupTemple University. Honors Program
dc.description.departmentSociology
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/7892
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. College of Liberal Arts
dc.description.degreeB.A.
dc.description.degreegrantorTemple University
dc.temple.creatorQuartey, Olivia L.
refterms.dateFOA2022-06-15T16:28:11Z


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