Major medical association slammed for offering ‘segregated’ scholarships to students

The largest association of physicians in the U.S. is limiting some of its scholarships to only students of certain racial groups, drawing criticism from a healthcare researcher.

The American Medical Association (AMA) is currently offering 14 scholarships under its “Physicians of Tomorrow” program. The program gives $10,000 in tuition assistance scholarships to medical students entering their final year of schooling and targets “a variety of focus areas, including serving those underrepresented in medicine.”

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