The underrepresentation of minorities in health and other professions has long cast a shadow over our nation's efforts to develop a more representative and productive society. Many programs have been developed to enlarge the presence of minorities in health careers, but these efforts have been unable to develop the infrastructure and momentum needed to produce and sustain an adequate number of minority professionals among the ranks of clinicians, researchers, and teachers.
This book looks at the historical significance of this underrepresentation, presents data that define the problem, and identifies underlying factors that contribute to the failure to achieve fairness in opportunity.
The volume examines programs that have made successful efforts to decrease underrepresentation and sets forth an action and research agenda for further enhancing the numbers of minorities in the health professions.
Table of Contents
|2 Factors that Define the Pipeline||21-45|
|3 Lessons from Successful Programs||46-57|
|4 Sharing Visions and Working Toward the Future||58-75|
|Appendix A: Listing of Workshop Participants and Commissioned Papers||82-84|
|Appendix B: Further Sources of Information||85-88|
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