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Why It’s Unjust to Expect Location-Specific, Language-Specific, or Population-Specific Service from Students with Underrepresented Minority or Low-Income Backgrounds

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Title
Why It’s Unjust to Expect Location-Specific, Language-Specific, or Population-Specific Service from Students with Underrepresented Minority or Low-Income Backgrounds
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The AMA Journal of Ethic, March 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.3.ecas1-1703
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Barret Michalec, Maria Athina Tina Martimianakis, Jon C Tilburt, Frederic W Hafferty

Abstract

In this case we meet Amanda, a medical student of Native and Latin American ethnicity who receives financial aid. Her friends are surprised by her interest in an elite residency program. They suggest, rather, that with her language skills, ethnic background, and interest in social justice, she has a responsibility to work with underserved patient populations. In our commentary, we consider issues raised by the case and explore Amanda's friends' underlying expectations and assumptions that perpetuate the very inequities that the resolution of the case purports to address. We also identify the role of privilege and address the "burden of expectation" that appears to be associated with underrepresented minority (URM) medical students and normative assumptions about their career paths.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 12%
Student > Master 5 12%
Other 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 18 42%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 21%
Social Sciences 5 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 9%
Psychology 1 2%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 21 49%