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The Mississippi Report Card. Steven T. Case, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Admissions University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Disadvantaged Applicants. Financial Family income versus size Environmental First generation college graduate Size of secondary school compared to college

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The mississippi report card

The Mississippi Report Card

Steven T. Case, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Admissions

University of Mississippi School of Medicine


Disadvantaged applicants

Disadvantaged Applicants

  • Financial

    • Family income versus size

  • Environmental

    • First generation college graduate

    • Size of secondary school compared to college

  • Educational

    • Quality of secondary school attended


Identification of financially disadvantaged applicants

Identification of Financially Disadvantaged Applicants

  • Self declared in AMCAS

    • Family size and income

    • Essay

  • Fee Assistance Program (FAP) approval

    • Family size/income ratio below 200% poverty

    • AAMC reduces MCAT fee to $85, apply to 13 AMCAS schools for free, our school waives supplemental application fee


Identification of environmentally disadvantaged applicants

Identification of Environmentally Disadvantaged Applicants

  • Biographic data

    • Single versus multi-parent family

    • Parents living or deceased

    • Parents highest level of education

  • Secondary application asks for high school graduating class size


Identification of educationally disadvantaged applicants

Identification of Educationally Disadvantaged Applicants

  • How can applicants be identified who came from schools that afforded them an educationally disadvantaged background?

  • The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001


No child left behind act of 2001

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

  • Requires school, district, and state report cards on information in three general areas:

    • School improvement

    • Teacher qualifications in core subject areas

    • Test data including two-year achievement trends and student participation rates.


Identification of educationally disadvantaged applicants1

Identification of Educationally Disadvantaged Applicants

  • From Mississippi report card, collect school district data for

    • Expenditure per pupil

    • Percent of students on free federal lunch program

    • ACT scores

    • Graduation rates


Identification of educationally disadvantaged applicants2

Identification of Educationally Disadvantaged Applicants

  • Any of the above that is below state average = educational disadvantage

  • Applicants who attended MS public schools scored 0 – 4


Use of scores for educational disadvantages

Use of Scores for Educational Disadvantages

  • Admissions committee decisions

    • Distance traveled

  • Selection for Summer pre-matriculation program

    • URMs

    • Financial or educational disadvantage

  • Selection for Professional Portal Track post-baccalaureate program


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