Roadmap To Diversity: Integrating Holistic Review Practices Into Medical School Admission Processes

Author: Association of American Medical Colleges
Affiliation:
Publisher: Association of American Medical Colleges
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN 10: 0000901032
ISBN 13: 9780000901033
Edition: 1st

Description:

The Roadmap to Diversity: Integrating Holistic Review Practices into Medical School Admission Processes is designed to help admission deans, staff, and committees at medical schools develop and integrate holistic review practices into their student selection processes. This publication provides schools with a flexible, modular framework and accompanying tools for: aligning admission policies, processes, and criteria with institution-specific mission and goals, and establishing, sustaining, and reaping the benefits of medical student diversity (as defined by the school) in support of those missions and goals.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • About this Publication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Overview

CHAPTER 1: The Admissions Committee and Implementing Holistic Review

  • Connecting the Composition of the Admissions Committee with Institutional Mission and Goals
  • Other Considerations: Roles and Responsibilities, Training, and Valuing Admissions Committee Members
  • Expanding the Literature

CHAPTER 2: Incorporating Holistic Review Into Admission Policies and Processes

  • Connecting Holistic Review Policies and Processes with Institutional Mission and Goals
  • Other Considerations: Resources, Timing, Context, and Models
  • Expanding the Literature

CHAPTER 3: Establishing Admission Criteria That Balance Experiences, Attributes, and Metrics (EAM)

  • Connecting Admission Criteria with Institutional Mission and Goals
  • Other Considerations: Terminology, Balancing Criteria, Understanding the Role of Metrics, and Aligning Criteria
  • Expanding the Literature

CHAPTER 4: Using the Established Criteria To Assess Applicants

  • Connecting the Use of Admission Criteria with Institutional Mission and Goals
  • Other Considerations: Integrating Holistic Review, Inter-Rater Reliability, Interpreting Metrics, Finding Evidence of Criteria, Transparency, and Authenticity
  • Expanding the Literature

CHAPTER 5: Developing Holistic Review Communications, Orientation, and Training Strategies

  • Connecting Communications, Orientation, and Training with Institutional Mission and Goals
  • Considerations for Communications, Orientation, and Training
  • Expanding the Literature

CHAPTER 6: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Holistic Review Admission Policies and Processes

  • The Importance of Evaluation
  • General Approaches to Evaluation
  • Disseminating the Findings

CHAPTER 7: Holistic Review Admissions Checklist

    APPENDIX A: Expanding the Literature

    APPENDIX B: Chapter References and Sources

    AAMC Advisory Committee on Holistic Review

    Association of American Medical Colleges Medical School Admissions Workshop Working Group (Convened 2005-2006)