Extreme underrepresentation of first-gen students in the geosciences
This study uses over 40 years of data to explore the demographics and field of study of FGCS in U.S. institutions.
Boakye-Ansa et al. / Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal / December 2021
As a rising fourth year first-generation medical student applying to radiology residency programs this fall, I have started to reflect on my journey. What felt seemingly unreachable is now a palpable reality. Overcoming barriers many first-generation. students face continues to be a part of my story. “How did I do it?” is a question I ask myself and others ask me particularly those who, like me, are first-generation students from minority backgrounds. In this opinion piece, I hope to shed light on some origins of this question and suggest actionable steps to make this question less common.