Minority Students in Medical Courses Tend to Perform Worse Than White Peers in UK
A disturbing fact has been unveiled by a new research, according to which, the UK-trained medical students and doctors belonging to minorities tend to give less efficient performance as compared to their white counterparts.
For the study, the data of more than 23,000 medical students across UK was thoroughly studied by the researchers via findings of some 20 pilot reports focusing the academic performance of various groups.
It was then revealed that the students who were from either black or ethnic minority backgrounds had more chances to fail, with as many as 2.5% more than white students.
Surprisingly, this observation was not confined to a specific school or a course, but was common throughout every medical school and almost every medical course for graduation as well as post-graduation.
Unable to figure out the exact reason for this pattern, the researchers involved in the study stated, “That exam results vary by ethnicity is therefore extremely important and requires attention. Although ethnicity is clearly related to exam performance, what is not clear is why this might be”.
Although, it might take some time to recognize the root cause for falling performances by minority group, but there is no denial in the fact that these findings are indeed quite prickly and intrusive.
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