Sustained Effort Required to Achieve Diversity & Inclusion Goals

An analysis of the demographics of the current VMCAS applicant pool compared against existing Census Bureau Data suggests that a great deal of work remains to be done to diversify the profession, suggests the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). AAVMC Senior Director for Institutional Research and Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Lisa Greenhill recently examined the applicant pool within the context of the broader population and published an addendum to the AAVMC’s current Public Data Report. “If veterinary medicine is going to have a sustained applicant pool feeding the profession, we must be committed to recruiting broadly and deeply in the demographic groups experiencing growth,” said Greenhill. “We can’t afford not to consider diversity recruiting based on the long-term demographic projections.” Learn more.