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AAMC Leads Amicus Brief in Support of Consideration of Race in Higher Education Admissions

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Note to Editors: The AAMC has subject matter experts available to comment on this amicus brief and our support of the limited consideration of an applicant’s racial or ethnic background or experiences in higher education admissions.

The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), along with 45 health professional and educational organizations , has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the limited consideration of an applicant’s racial or ethnic background or experiences in higher education admissions in the Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admission v. University of North Carolina (UNC) cases before the Court this fall. The Harvard and UNC cases challenge the limited consideration of race and ethnicity in higher education admissions, the constitutionality of which has been upheld by the Supreme Court repeatedly for more than forty years.

While the plaintiffs ask the high court to overrule longstanding Supreme Court precedent, the AAMC supports the current rule of law. The amicus brief focuses on the particular importance of racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions in classrooms, labs, and clinical settings to improve the overall health of our nation.

“Numerous studies have consistently demonstrated health inequities along […]

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