Understanding the Leaky Pipeline: Perceived Barriers to Pursuing a Career in Medicine or Dentistry Among Underrepresented-in-Medicine Undergraduate Students.

@article{Freeman2016UnderstandingTL,
  title={Understanding the Leaky Pipeline: Perceived Barriers to Pursuing a Career in Medicine or Dentistry Among Underrepresented-in-Medicine Undergraduate Students.},
  author={Brandi Kaye Freeman and Alden M Landry and Robert Trevino and David Grande and Judy A. Shea},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={2016},
  volume={91 7},
  pages={
          987-93
        }
}
PURPOSE Representation of persons from diverse backgrounds remains a persistent challenge for medicine and dentistry workforces. Past research has focused on quantifying factors such as markers of educational achievement to explain the difficulty of increasing diversity within the professions. There has been less effort toward understanding the perspectives of undergraduate students on the threshold of applying to medical/dental school about distinct barriers to pursuing a medical or dental… CONTINUE READING
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