National Deficit of Black, Hispanic Physicians, Estimates of Time to Reach Equal Representation

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: Researchers compared the demographics of the U.S. population with the demographics of the physician workforce and estimated rates at which medical school matriculation would have to increase for Black and Hispanic medical students to reach equal representation in the workforce.

Authors: Hector Mora, M.D., of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.15485)

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