Letter to the Editor

On “Improving Underrepresented Minority in Medicine Representation in Medical School”

Authors: Lagasthija Vijayaratnam, , Jai Mathur


To the Editor: We sincerely thank Campbell et al for their article exploring the importance of and the need to improve the representation of underrepresented
minorities in medical school.1 This is a societally shifting paradigm and a task-shifting agenda that must be brought to the forefront of medical pedagogy.

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1. Campbell KM, Brownstein NC, Livingston H, et al. Improving underrepresented minority in medicine representation in medical school. South Med J 2018;111:203-208.
2. Ball J. The Oxford race gap: exploring the data. https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/feb/26/oxford-race-gap-exploring-data. Published 2016. Accessed July 15, 2018.
3. British Medical Association. Equality and diversity in UK medical schools. www.nhshistory.net/bmastudentreport2009.pdf. Published October 2009. Accessed July 15, 2018.
4. Warriner DR. What’s the plan, Mr Hunt? https://www.bmj.com/content/354/bmj.i4036/rr/927604. Published July 21, 2016. Accessed July 15, 2018.
5. The Medic Portal. Foundation courses. https://www.themedicportal.com/application-guide/choosing-a-medical-school/foundation-courses. Published 2018. Accessed July 16, 2018.