Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs for Minority Students

  • Jewel Plummer Cobb


The delivery of adequate health care is one of the most challenging domestic problems in the United States today. Its solution by way of national health insurance or the extension of current Medicare and Medicaid programs, plus rapid implementation of biomedical-research findings, is only one part of the story. The more serious challenge that has not yet been approached is the training of manpower to serve the poor and marginal-income citizens of our burgeoning urban populations and our lonely and isolated rural towns. A significant human resource for providing the pool for the medical workers needed is the 21% minority population in our nation.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jewel Plummer Cobb
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  1. 1.Douglass CollegeRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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