Harvard Science Center, Photo: Michael Gritzbach

(where pre- med dreams go to die….or not)


Federal District Judge Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs issued a ruling on October 1 concluding that Harvard, in its undergraduate admissions policies and processes, does not discriminate against Asian Americans.  The case was brought by Students for Fair Admissions, led by anti-affirmative action activist Edward Blum, and will likely be appealed as far upward as necessary, to the Supreme Court of the United States.  SFFA is calling for an end to considerations of race and ethnicity in higher education admissions.  We wrote about the case, the role of Asian Americans, and the implications for medicine and health equity for an upcoming issue in Academic Medicine.