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Best Medical Schools for Hispanics: 11-20

September 2007, HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine

11. University of Arizona
We have a long history of developing physicians who are committed to rural and under-served communities, and providing unique opportunities along the border region, including exchange programs and medical Spanish course.

12. University of Texas North Science Center
Through increased diversity on campus, research and outreach, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine strives to bridge the gap in health disparities. Since 2001, minority medical student enrollment has doubled.

13. Texas A&M
Texas A&M Health Science Center educational programs are designed to meet the health workforce needs of Texas. HSC admissions criteria are aligned to foster the graduation of health professionals who will be responsive to the needs of the increasingly diverse population of the State. The HSC is committed to the importance of diversity in the recruitment and education of future health professionals A diverse student body raises the cultural competence of all health professional students.

14. Ohio State
Ohio State's commitment to diversity includes programming such as MedPath, designed for gifted underrepresented/disadvantaged students, and La Clinica Latina, serving the health care needs of the Hispanic community.

15. University of Kansas
Through its Office of Cultural Enhancement and Diversity, the KU School of Medicine commits to an educational and professional environment that fosters the vigorous exchange of ideas without fear, prejudice, or persecution. The office promotes diversity, cultural competency, and excellence in teaching, patient care, and services.

16. Virginia Tech Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
VCOM recognizes the lack of medical care to minority populations. VCOM actively recruits qualified minority students who are underrepresented in health care. The population of the United States is growing in diversity. VCOM seeks a diverse student body to meet the needs of a diverse society.

17. East Carolina University
The value of multiculturalism at Brody School of Medicine is evidenced by vice-chairs for diversity in every department, and an associate dean for intercultural affairs. The Academic Support and Enrichment Center helps students maximize their development.

18. Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Under the leadership of COMP's Dean, Clinton E. Adams, D.O., we seek to identify and admit a diverse student population who reflect the community in which we live and work, and who will become culturally sensitive osteopathic physicians.

19. Boston University
We draw upon a large and highly qualified applicant pool, with more than 80 applicants for every seat in the entering class. Our students represent the full range of geographic, cultural, ethnic, and educational diversity of our pluralistic society, and we believe that this diversity contributes to the strength of the experience for all of us.

20. A.T. Still University
As the founding college of osteopathic medicine, the mission of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine is to educate osteopathic physicians and related health professionals, and to preserve and advance osteopathic principles, practice, and philosophy.

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