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Pre-med Diversity
2013 Data from MCAT® and
AMCAS®
January 2014
Diversity Data Snapshots
January 2014 Edition
Diversity Policy and Programs
Overview
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2013 MCAT Diversity Indicators
• Examinees from Groups Underrepresented
in Medicine
• Testing Accommodation Numbers
• MCAT Outreach Efforts
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2013 AMCAS Diversity Indicators
• Fee Assistance Program Numbers
• Applicant Diversity Measures
• SES Disadvantaged Indicator Figures
Underrepresented MCAT Examinees
Increased by 35% Since 2010
16,505 MCAT examinees self-identified* as part of a group
underrepresented in medicine in 2013.
• The total number of examinees has increased 17.4%
since 2010 (shows that increase in underrepresented are
outpacing regular examinees)
20,000
16,5…
18,000
16,000
14,000
12,1…
12,000
10,000
8,000
6,000
4,000
2,000
0
2010
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2013
*Individuals from
underrepresented groups
in medicine self-identified
as Black or African
American, Hispanic or
Latino, and American
Indian/Alaskan Native
individuals.
642 Examinees Tested with
Accommodations in 2013
Examinees with accommodations accounted for less than
1% of total examinees.
• Total increase in accommodation approvals since 2010 is
117%
• Most commonly provided accommodations were extra
testing time, extra breaks, and separate testing rooms.
• Fee Assistance recipients needing updated evaluations
are eligible for scholarships for their evaluations
New in 2013:
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Online accommodations application system
• Option to submit documents electronically
• Automatic communications keep applicants updated
on where they are in the review process
MCAT Outreach
MCAT outreach efforts targeted underrepresented groups in
medicine and under-resourced institutions.
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Khan Academy MCAT video tutorials and questions –
Free, online, and open access tutorials cover concepts
tested by the 2015 exam
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The Pre-health Collection within MedEdPORTAL’s
iCollaborative – Free online teaching resources for prehealth competencies
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A list of free online sociology and psychology textbooks
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Exhibits and presentations at groups sponsored by T4D,
Mentoring in Medicine, and other events
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MCAT website includes free additional resources, FAQs,
and videos
Learn more at www.aamc.org/mcat2015/admins
2013 Fee Assistance Recipients
2013 Fee Assistance Program (FAP) applications and
approvals increased from 2012.
• Total number of applications – 11,662 ( 11%)
14000
12000
10000
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4000
2000
0
FAP 2011
FAP 2012
FAP 2013
Complete
Approved
Denied
Approved applicants had a total family income of 300% or
less of the 2012 poverty level for their family size.
• Total number of approved applications – 8,847( 15%)
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Fee Assistance Recipients
Receive $800 Worth of
Scholarship Benefits
Benefits include:
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Reduced MCAT Registration ($275  $100)
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Free Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam ($30
value)
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Free Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package
($104 value)
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Complimentary access to the MSAR Online ($22
value)
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Waiver for all AMCAS fees for up to 15 medical
schools ($650 value)
AMCAS Applicant Diversity for the
2014 Entering Class
Medical school applicant diversity showed two notable gains
in the applicant pool for the 2014 entering class:
1. The number of first-time female applicants increased by
6.9% (by 1,102 applicants) after no increase the previous
year.
2. The number of Hispanic/Latino matriculants continued to
increase, rising by 5.5% this year to 1,826 students.
Similar to past years, women comprise slightly less than half
(47.2%) of medical school matriculants.
Find more details at www.aamc.org/facts
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AMCAS Now Reports SES
Disadvantaged Indicator
The Socioeconomic Status (SES) Disadvantaged
Indicator is designed to help admission officers identify
applicants who may come from socioeconomically
disadvantaged backgrounds.
• The indicator is derived from information applicants
provide about their parents’ and guardians’ occupation
and education levels using a schema developed by
the AAMC.
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For applicants to the 2014 entering class,
preliminary figures for the SES Disadvantaged
Indicator showed 28.5% of applicants may come
from socioeconomically disadvantaged
backgrounds.
For More Information, Contact:
Becky Rice
Manager MCAT 2015 Outreach
Association of American Medical Colleges
[email protected]
General Queries
MCAT: [email protected]
AMCAS: [email protected]
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DDS Contact Information
For more information regarding the
Diversity Data Slides (DDS), please
contact:
Sarah Conrad, M.S.
Senior Research Analyst
Diversity Policy and Programs
Association of American Medical Colleges
Ph: 202-828-0560
[email protected]
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