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Diversity Data Snapshots (DDS)

Diversity Data Snapshots (DDS) is an electronic newsletter containing relevant news sources, data points, and research findings related to diversity in higher education, academic medicine, and health equity. This resource is created by the AAMC’s Diversity Policy and Programs (DPP) unit to help medical schools build capacity for diversity and institutional excellence.

Please contact Sarah Conrad, Senior Research Analyst, at 202-828-0560 or sconrad@aamc.org with any questions or suggestions.


January 2014

This month's presentation features diversity data from MCAT and AMCAS. Additionally this presentation highlights innovative MCAT outreach efforts, including a collaboration with the Khan Academy, targeting underrepresented groups in medicine and under-resourced institutions.


November 2013

This month’s presentation features several maps detailing the geographical impact of racial and ethnic minority primary care physicians in the United States.


September 2013

This month’s presentation provides an overview of the role community colleges play in the educational pathways of medical school aspirants.


September 2012

In this installment, we are highlighting the importance of and attempts to improve health literacy with evidence from The Gallup Well-Being Index and the American Medical Association's Foundation Health Literacy materials. Additionally, we present the latest monthly infographics from The Kaiser Family Foundation and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).


May 2012

This month, we’re highlighting a modular slide presentation that provides an overview of the relationship between medicine and public health, reviews why public health is relevant to medical education and careers, and includes recommendations and resources to improve public health content in medical education.


March 2012

The third of three installments in the Diversity Resources and Data Snapshots series featuring AAMC’s Center for Workforce Studies analyses on physician race and ethnicity. Results reported here focus on physician financial status.


February 2012

This is the second of three installments in the Diversity Resources and Data Snapshots series featuring AAMC’s Center for Workforce Studies analyses on physician race and ethnicity. Results reported here focus on physician satisfaction.


January 2012

Data from the AAMC's Center for Workforce Studies, which conducted a series of analyses focusing on physician race and ethnicity with data from its Surveys of Physicians Under and Over 50. This is the first of three installments in the Diversity Resources and Data Snapshots series featuring this research. R results reported here focus on physician demographic and practice characteristics.


December 2011

Data from the AAMC’s recent press release on 2011 applicant data is highlighted. The data indicates that the applicant pool remains steady, men and women have neared parity, and students from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds fluctuate in the medical school applicant pool.