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thechoson

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Are Asians an URM?
« on: March 08, 2004, 07:12:24 PM »
Hi, I happen to be an Asian (Korean) who was born in South Korea but came over here at a young age. 
For admissions, are Asians even considered an URM?  I know being of certain ethnicity can help you in admissions, but will being Asian help or hurt?
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ichiban

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Re: Are Asians an URM?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2004, 07:15:53 PM »
What the heck is an URM?

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Re: Are Asians an URM?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2004, 07:16:44 PM »
The short answer to your question is no. However, thats no to say they wouldn't consider it (if even a little bit), but basically hispanics, blacks and native-Americans are the only ones to actually get 'points' for being a URM.
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Re: Are Asians an URM?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2004, 07:24:26 PM »
http://diversitycouncil.med.som.jhmi.edu/urm.html

Underrepresented Minority (URM) Definition

The AAMC definition of "underrepresented minority (URM)" consists of:

Blacks (African-Americans),
Mexican Americans,
Native Americans (e.g. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), and
Mainland Puerto Ricans.
For more information concerning this definition, please visit the AAMC website at: http://www.aamc.org/meded/urm/start.htm


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Re: Are Asians an URM?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2004, 09:12:11 PM »
So non-Mexican/Puerto Rican Hispanics and Black non-African American people are not considered underrepresented minorities?  The AAMC is really weird.


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Absolutely not. Asians are ORM's.
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2004, 06:20:42 AM »
Over-represented minorities.