Study: Minority Students More Likely To Leave Medical School

While medical schools are doing a better job at recruiting minority students keeping them all the way through is the problem.

A new study found minority students were more likely to leave medical school than their white peers. A study looked at rates of students who left school and noted their: Race/Ethnicity Family Income Did they come from a medically under-resourced neighborhood. The study noted that one or all of the above factors brings its own challenges.

Students who encountered any of the reasons listed were more likely to leave their medical school program. One doctor noted that when you are surviving and managing stress you are not able to perform at your best.  With every student that leaves it’s not just a loss for the health care industry but a loss for our patients as well.