Better Health Sciences through Minority Participation: The Case for Community-Based Minority Medical Schools

  • Robert J. Schlegel


The health fields occupy a special place in America. Public-opinion polls show the continuing esteem in which we hold physicians (and also bioscientists) (Gallup Poll Survey, June 1976). The average physician earned $50,000 a year in 1974 (U.S. House of Representatives, 1975). Salaries for hospital personnel have been rising relative to those of other wage earners during recent years (Davis, 1972). We as a people spent more than $118 billion dollars on health care, research, and education in 1975—about 8% of the nation’s total product of goods and services. In the aggregate, the health enterprise is the nation’s third largest employer (Special Analysis, 1976).


Health Field Minority People Minority Participation Talent Pool Black Physician 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Schlegel
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  1. 1.Charles Drew Postgraduate School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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