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By National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, Committee on Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010, Alexan

In accordance with a 2003 workshop, this learn describes present private and non-private courses and recommends how you can recruit and hold extra ladies and underrepresented minorities into medical examine, specially physician-scientists and nurses. Federal sponsors may still increase facts assortment, assessment latest education courses, and elevate the variety of analysis part overview panels. private and non-private sponsors should still create investment mechanisms with versatile occupation paths, and universities societies should still either play more desirable roles in fostering range. an important push is required to recruit minorities into nursing and supply extra medical study education for nurse-scientists, nursing scholars, and nursing college.

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Degrees in 2001 than in 1975. In 1971-1972 only 9 percent of medical students were black, American Indian, Hispanic, or Asian or Pacific Islander (Barzansky and Etzel, 2002). Unfortunately, the number of underrepresented graduates with an expressed interest in research careers is dwindling (NIH, 2002b). Debt is a significant issue for all students, but it is a particularly daunting one for minority students. Black and Mexican American students 41 WOMEN AND UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES 2003 Matriculants Applicants First-Time Applicants Acceptees Matriculants 355 312 64 336 63 1,130 773 522 154 878 156 2,483 576 403 112 607 115 1,813 361 291 78 353 61 1,144 336 280 70 345 58 1,089 1,125 3,030 49 2,740 6,152 85 1,905 4,566 61 1,123 3,196 38 1,060 3,065 35 12 23 15 6 5 9,972 214 184 562 15,148 20,231 599 188 1,328 31,346 15,466 450 170 961 23,594 10,749 223 132 667 16,134 10,122 206 121 626 15,240 209 1 210 957 0 957 753 0 753 261 0 261 209 0 209 16,488 34,786 26,160 17,539 16,538 have a higher level of education debt than do Asians and Puerto Ricans (AAMC, 2004a).

2001). Two-thirds of respondents among the most research-intensive institutions reported difficulties in recruiting clinical researchers. s in clinical research, and other investigators. Physician-Scientists The numbers of physician-scientists in the clinical research community are dwindling. S. medical schools found that there has been a decreased interest in research careers in both sexes. S. s interested in exclusive or significant research careers has decreased by approximately 16 percent (AAMC, 2003).

Two National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowship programs are targeted to minorities through the F31 mechanism: the NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship for Minority Students and the MARC Predoctoral Fellowship Program. The latter is targeted at graduates of the U*STAR program. The F31 fellowship provides an annual stipend, tuition, and fee allowance as well as an annual institutional allowance that may be used for travel to scientific meetings and for laboratory and other training expenses. The NIMH Research Grants to Increase Diversity in the Mental Health Research Arena support minority students in mental-health-related fields working on their dissertations.

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