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Top 10 Best Medical Schools for Hispanics

September 2007, HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine
No. 1 UT's University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas.
No. 1 UT's University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas.

1. University of Texas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Dallas, Texas
www.utsouthwestern.edu/admissions

Total medical school enrollment...925
Hispanic enrollment...121
Percentage...13%
M.D. degrees earned...217
Degrees earned by Hispanics...21
Percentages...10%
Full-time faculty...1,821
Full-time Hispanic faculty...95
Percentage...5%

Diversity Statement: UT Southwestern Medical School achieves its dedication to diversity through one of its missions which emphasizes educating doctors who will practice in medically under-served areas of Texas.

2. Stanford University
School of Medicine
Stanford, California
www.med.stanford.edu

Total medical school enrollment...476
Hispanic enrollment...71
Percentage...15%
M.D. degrees earned...99
Degrees earned by Hispanics...14
Percentage...14%
Full-time faculty...751
Full-time Hispanic faculty...28
Percentage...4%

Diversity Statement: Stanford is committed to being a premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, collaborative discoveries, and innovation in patient care, education and research. In particular, we seek individuals whose leadership will result in significant advances in the ability to care for patients.

3. University of Miami
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
www.med.miami.edu

Total medical school enrollment...651
Hispanic enrollment...92
Percentage...14%
M.D. degrees earned...452
Degrees earned by Hispanics...15
Percentage...10%
Full-time faculty...1,168
Full-time Hispanic faculty...248
Percentage...21%

Diversity Statement: The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine actively recruits and strives to retain underrepresented minorities. More so, the Miller School sponsors motivational programs for high school and college students form underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers in health care.

4. University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
School of Medicine
Galveston, Texas
www.utmb.edu/somstudentaffairs

Total medical school enrollment...861
Hispanic enrollment...134
Percentage...16%
M.D. degrees earned...183
Degrees earned by Hispanics...30
Percentage...16%
Full-time faculty...849
Full-time Hispanic faculty...50
Percentage...6%

Diversity Statement: The first Hispanic medical student was enrolled at UTMB in 1917 and graduated in 1921. Since then, UTMB has graduated an impressive number of minority students. Over the last six years, of the 1,146 UTMB medical graduates, 18 percent were Hispanic, and 24 Hispanic students graduated in the Class of 2007.

5. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
www.som.uthscsa.edu

Total medical school enrollment...847
Hispanic enrollment...152
Percentage...18%
M.D. degrees earned...191
Degrees earned by Hispanics...34
Percentage...18%
Full-time faculty...603
Full-time Hispanic faculty...96
Percentage...16%

Diversity Statement: The School of Medicine bestowed more M.D. degrees to Hispanics in 2006, 34, than any other medical school in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Education. "This is a strong testimony to the environment this institution provides for Hispanic students and to its commitment for them," said Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa, president of the Health Science Center.

6. University of New Mexico
School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico
www.hsc.unm.edu/som

Total medical school enrollment...329
Hispanic enrollment...90
Percentage...27%
M.D. degrees earned...65
Degrees earned by Hispanics...16
Percentage...25%
Full-time faculty...554
Full-time Hispanic faculty...40
Percentage...7%

Diversity Statement: The UNM School of Medicine is committed to maintaining its leadership position among Hispanic Serving Institutions through innovative programs such as the Combined BA/MD Degree Program, and the Health Careers Opportunity and Minority Women in Medicine Programs.

7. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Houston, Texas
www.med.uth.tmc.edu

Total medical school enrollment...871
Hispanic enrollment...106
Percentage...12%
M.D. degrees earned...207
Degrees earned by Hispanics...30
Percentage...14%
Full-time faculty...776
Full-time Hispanic faculty...53
Percentage...7%

Diversity Statement: Demonstrating high quality education in a supportive environment, the diverse student body is 20 percent underrepresented minorities. Students actively participate in NNLAMS and community outreach such as the Houston Hispanic Forum.

8. Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som

Total medical school enrollment...482
Hispanic enrollment...27
Percentage...6%
M.D. degrees earned...118
Degrees earned by Hispanics...2
Percentage...2%
Full-time faculty...2,348
Full-time Hispanic faculty...63
Percentage...3%

Diversity Statement: The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine supports medical students via one-on-one mentoring, recruitment and retention of a diverse student body and sponsoring activities to increase diversity amongst medical students.

9. Florida State University
College of Medicine
Tallahassee, Florida
www.med.fsu.edu

Total medcial school enrollment...284
Hispanic enrollment...34
Percentage...12%
M.D. degrees earned...36
Degrees earned by Hispanics...4
Percentage...11%
Full-time faculty...97
Full-time Hispanic faculty...8
Percentage...8%

Diversity Statement: Creating physicians to care for Florida's medically underserved is part of our mission. In a diverse state, that means recruiting students representative of the communities in which they will practice.

10. University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
www.medicine.uic.edu

Total medical school enrollment...1431
Hispanic enrollment...131
Percentage...9%
M.D. degrees earned...291
Degrees earned by Hispanics...30
Percentage...10%
Full-time faculty...1,090
Full-time Hispanic faculty...33
Percentage...3%

Diversity Statement: The Hispanic Center of Excellence at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine has gained national recognition for its recruitment and graduation of underrepresented students in the medical profession. In 2006 due to the efforts of HCOE, UIC had the largest Latino incoming class in the country with 51 medical students of a total of 324. In 2006 UIC graduated the largest number of Hispanics at 30.



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