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Top 10 MEDICAL Schools for Hispanics

September 2006, HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine
No. 1 Stanford University School of Medicine
No. 1 Stanford University School of Medicine

1. Stanford University School of Medicine
251 Campus Dr., MSOB X3C01
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-6861
Fax: (650) 725-7855
http://www.med.stanford.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 459
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 69
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 15%
Total M.D. degrees earned - 70
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 10
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 14%

The composition of Stanford University's School of Medicine class is consistently one of the most diverse in the country, particularly among peer institutions. The largest proportion of underrepresented students is made up of Latino students, almost 15 percent of each incoming class. Its active Latino Medical Students Association collaborates with other student organizations such as the Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance in hosting premedical conferences, community service activities addressing issues of minority health in underserved communities, mentoring, and outreach. Members of these organizations are also involved in various leadership positions such as student government, dean's committees (including strategic planning, public service, curricular), and recruitment efforts.

2. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
Office of Admissions
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 567-6080
Fax: (210) 5676962
http://www.som.uthscsa.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 828
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 153
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 18%
Total M.D. degrees earned - 193
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 32
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 17%

The goal of University of Texas Medical School's admissions program is to admit students who demonstrate excellence in academic and personal characteristics and who ultimately graduate as physicians providing culturally appropriate and culturally competent care to an increasingly diverse patient population. The Dean and faculty of the medical school have embraced this goal in support of the admissions process, and the ultimate selection of medical students reflects diverse ethnic, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

3. University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Medicine
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1317
(409) 772-6958
Fax: (409) 747-2909
http://www.utmb.edu/somstudentaffairs

Total graduate enrollment - 826
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 117
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 14%
Total M.D. degrees earned - 203
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 23
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 11%

According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, among all U.S. medical schools the University of Texas Medical Branch ranked No. 3 in the number of Hispanic graduates. The university offers organizations such as the Early Medical School Acceptance Program (EMSAP), the Medical School Familiarization Program (MSFP), Research and Academic Enrichment Training Program (RACE), and the Prematriculation Reinforcement Enrichment Program (PREP) to enhance the recruitment and graduation of minority medical students. One of UTMB's most active organizations is the United Latin American Medical Students (ULAMS), which provides academic support and mentoring to incoming minority students. Frontera de Salud, an organization started by medical students, provides medical care to the border community of Cameron Park, Texas through educational programs and a free clinic.

4. University of New Mexico School of Medicine
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 272-4766
Fax: (505) 272-6857
http://hsc.unm.edu/som

Total graduate enrollment - 390
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 158
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 41%
Total M.D. degrees earned - 68
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 17
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 25%

Located in one of three minority-majority states in the United States, the UNM School of Medicine has a sustained history of recruitment and retention of underrepresented students. The cultural and ethnic programs and the Hispanic and Native American Center of Excellence promote the medical education and career development of students, residents, and faculty. The Association for the Advancement of Minorities in Medicine (AAMM) and the Minority Women in Medicine (MWIM) are organizations that offer supportive environments for Hispanic and other underrepresented students. The AAMM provides students with informal tutoring and familiarizes them with career choice issues as well as the current political and social-economic realities of the profession.

5. University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
P.O. Box 016159
Miami, FL 33101
(305) 243-3234
Fax: (305) 243-6548
http://www.med.miami.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 590
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 94
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 16%
Total M.D. degrees earned - 128
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 29
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 23%

The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine enjoys a clinical, educational, and social environment that is rich in cultural diversity. The Miller School of Medicine participates in many service programs to help meet the needs of the community and its underserved populations. The medical curriculum emphasizes cultural competence at every level. All Miller students participate in clinical experiences and provide community service throughout South Florida. This intense clinical training exposes them to a variety of cultural issues and teaches them how an understanding of cultural differences is vital to the delivery of quality health care. Many students also use the opportunity to gain proficiency or become fluent in Spanish or Creole.

6. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-2162
(214) 648-5617
Fax: (214) 648-3289
http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/admissions

Total graduate enrollment - 904
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 96
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 11%
Total M.D. degrees earned - 211
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 21
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 10%

As one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas trains the physicians, medical scientists, and healthcare professionals of the future. During the last decade, UT Southwestern has increased acceptances of Hispanic students by 223 percent. Many students on campus participate in organizations such as the National Network of Latin American Students and the National Hispanic Medical Association. UT Southwestern achieves excellence in education because it's home to four active Nobel laureates, 17 members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the Institute of Medicine, and 14 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

7. University of Illinois College of Medicine
808 S. Wood, Room 165, College of Medicine East (MC 783)
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 996-5636
Fax: (312) 996-6639
http://www.uic.edu/depts/mcam

Total graduate enrollment - 1403
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 131
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 9%
Total M.D. degrees earned - 292
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 33
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 11%

The Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) at UIC's College of Medicine is dedicated to the recruitment and retention of Hispanic medical students. HCOE has gained national recognition for its recruitment and graduation of underrepresented students in the medical profession. The center is one of eight Hispanic Centers of Excellence in the country and the only one in the Midwest. In 2005, Chicago's HCOE had the largest Hispanic incoming class in the country, outnumbering Texas, California, New York, and Florida. Programs include the Medicina Scholars Program, the ESCUCHA Network, Summer Medical Student Research Fellowship Program, and Curricular Development in Cultural Competence.

8. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston University of Texas Medical School at Houston
6431 Fannin G. 420
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 500-5116
Fax: (713) 500-0604
http://www.uth.tmc.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 848
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 108
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 13%
Total M.D. degrees earned - 221
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 33
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 15%

Through its 18 clinical departments, the University of Texas Medical School provides a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services that enables students to translate research experience into clinical practice. Students describe the medical school environment as collegial with a "family feeling." The physical atmosphere is being enhanced with new classrooms and a gross anatomy lab, a new Surgical and Clinical Skills Center, and a six-story research building to open in fall 2007. The National Network of Latin American Medical Students (NNLAMS), formed by Hispanic students, provides mutual support and community for its members. In addition, there is a Catholic Student Association and volunteer opportunities at Casa Juan Diego. The school provides an active retention program with tutors, individual faculty attention, and mentoring.

9. University of Arizona College of Medicine
P.O. Box 245075
Tucson, AZ 85724-5075
(520) 626-6214
Fax: (520) 626-3777
http://www.medicine.arizona.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 461
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 47
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 10%
Total M.D. degrees earned - 90
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 11
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 12%

The University of Arizona College of Medicine offers many academic, professional, and social support services for Hispanic medical students. The Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence and its partners sponsor a variety of activities to foster the success of medical students, increase the number of Hispanic applicants, promote careers in research and academic medicine, and provide support and mentoring from Hispanic faculty. FACES in Health Professions (Fostering and Achieving Cultural Equity and Sensitivity) is a student organization that combines the understanding of cultural competency in healthcare with career services such as mock interviews, a clinical internship course, and volunteer clinical experiences in the Migrant Health Education Program. The vision is to be a national center of Hispanic health research and training by producing the next generation of diverse and culturally competent healthcare providers.

10. Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
159 J. Reynolds MB
College Station, TX 77843-1114
(979) 845-7743
Fax: (979) 845-5533
http://www.medicine.tamhsc.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 289
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 30
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 10%
Total M.D. degrees earned - 66
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 4
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 6%

The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine is committed to encouraging and promoting diversity in the training of future physicians. As part of its commitment to diversity, the college administers several programs to support disadvantaged students such as the Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) and the Partnership for Primary Care program (PPC). The Office of Student Affairs and Admissions also facilitates student involvement and retention through student organizations including the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), which is the oldest and largest medical student organization dedicated to people of color and underserved communities in the country. Additional student groups that help promote social awareness include the Organization for Minority Issues in Medicine, and Empower: Students for Diversity and Social Justice.

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