Monday, July 17, 2017

Dalhousie medical school struggling to attract black and Indigenous students - CBC

by Sherri Borden Colley
Originally published: July 14, 2017

Dalhousie University's medical school is struggling to attract African-Canadian and Indigenous students, and its admission process is partly to blame, a review committee has found.

The committee's 12-page report was submitted last August to the medical school's dean, Dr. David Anderson, but it was just recently made public.

"The committee speculates that potential candidates from diverse backgrounds might not apply because of an apprehension of bias against them within the admissions process," said the report.