Dal Medical School approves Black Leaders Admissions Pathway


Dalhousie University’s Medical School has approved a new initiative to make the admissions process for its medical school more equitable by reducing barriers for Black applicants. Under the Black Learners Admissions Pathway, prospective students who self-identify as Black will be considered for a holistic file review, which will be evaluated by the Black Learners Admissions Subcommittee (BLAS). “Representation matters, and it is lacking within the physician workforce in the Maritimes,” said BLAS lead Dr Leah Jones. “I can’t wait to see that change and improve health outcomes for Black communities.” The pathway is approved for the 2023/24 application cycle.