This study investigated the cognitive and non-cognitive weighting schemes of the medical school admissions process and the effect they had on the rate of under-represented minority applicants being accepted to medical school. Non-cognitive characteristics were explored to ascertain which subcategory was the best predictor in determining the final overall non-cognitive score and whether the gender and/or race and ethnicity background of the interviewer had an influence on subcategory scoring. The sub scores used to derive the final non-cognitive score were based on four content areas: background and diversity, suitability for a career in medicine, problem solving and letters of recommendation.
Medical colleges--Admission--Social aspects, Medical colleges--Entrance requirements--Social aspects, College admission officers--Attitudes, Minorities--Education (Higher)--United States--Social aspects
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Individual, Family, and Community Education
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Ballejos, Marlene. "The Effect of Various Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Weighting Schemes on the Medical School Admissions Rates of Under Represented Minorities." (2011). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/educ_ifce_etds/18