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A first-of-its kind study by University of Minnesota students and faculty found that medical students across all racial groups disproportionately come from affluent backgrounds.

Fourth-year UM medical student and lead researcher, Arman Shahriar, said the findings raise important questions about how patients relate to doctors, where doctors choose to work based on income potential, and how socioeconomic diversity can improve health care.