Enrollment of underrepresented minorities in U.S. medical schools, which grew to a high of 12.5% of total enrollment in the mid-1990s, has dropped to slightly below 11%. Officials with the Association of American Medical Colleges say antiaffirmative-action rulings had a chilling effect on medical school figures for blacks, Mexican-Americans, mainland Puerto Ricans and Native Americans, who are defined as underrepresented minorities.
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