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  1. Of course the acceptance rate of a stream created to remove barriers during the application process and increase representation is higher than that of the general stream… that is the whole point of a pathway like this. Would you ever expect the ACCESS or SWOMEN stream at Western, or Indigenous applicant stream at any school to have an acceptance rate that matches that of the general stream? You’re trying really hard to push this narrative of less qualified Black students stealing seats at Canadian medical schools using US data and it’s not making sense.
  2. Lol, just applying available US data to Canada and trying to justify your claims isn’t going to cut it my guy. Here are some actual statistics. As you can see from the most recent Canadian data available from U of T, 17/92 = approximately 18.5% of Black applicants are accepted which is absolutely no where near your 90% estimate. I assume that the number of applicants to U of T has increased greatly with the implementation of the BSAP, which has in turn increased the acceptance rate of Black students. This increase is also likely due to the reduction of implicit bias which often negatively impacts Black applicants. Even with 24 BSAP students being accepted at U of T, that equals 9.2% of the class being Black as you said. In a city like Toronto where 10% of the population identifies as Black, it is great that the makeup of a medical school cohort will match the demographics of the city where the students will be learning and practicing for four years. I really encourage you to read this article written by two Black students at U of T which clearly explains the necessity of this program. And for a (presumably) non-Black person to be stating that there is no systemic oppression of Black people in Canada in 2020 ... are you serious? Here is literally one article of the many available with a simple Google search to disprove your point. In addition to the income disparities, Black people face many health disparities in Canada as well, along with Indigenous people. I encourage you to read up on this as someone who is an aspiring healthcare professional.
  3. This thread from the only Black QuARMS student is a good read. Like she said, I think a low SES stream w/ consideration for minorities would've been a better option
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