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Top Medical School 2008 No.2: Stanford University School of Medicine

Aug. 28, 2008
Top Medical School 2008 No.2: Stanford University School of Medicine

2. Stanford University
School of Medicine

251 Campus Dr., MSOB X3C01
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-6861
Fax: (650) 725-7855

Total graduate enrollment 472
Hispanic graduate enrollment 69
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 15%
Total M.D. degrees earned 75
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics 9
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics 12%
Full-time Medical school faculty 791
Full-time Medical school Hispanic faculty 26
Percent of Medical school Hispanic faculty 3%

Stanford University School of Medicine's commitment to diversity spans a generation of physicians. Beginning in 1969, the School of Medicine embarked on a concerted effort to increase the diversity of its medical school classes, and over the past forty years it has been consistently one of the nation's leaders in having a diverse student body. This achievement occurred through the collaborative efforts of faculty, administrators, and minority student groups in the recruitment, selection and retention of medical students. Together over the past four decades, they created a supportive environment for diversity that attracted and nurtured minority students, making a generation of minority physician leaders. Since 1992, the School's efforts directed at diversity have been aided by the Center of Excellence; a center that developed programs for the recruitment, retention, career and leadership development of minority medical students, and the development and advancement of minority faculty. In 2005, to further institutionalize the efforts for faculty diversity, the School's leadership created the Office for Diversity and Leadership, which in conjunction with leaders throughout the medical school is working to diversify the faculty and the school's leadership. Today, Stanford has a significant Hispanic leadership presence, including the appointments of a Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Associate Dean and Director of Admissions, Associate Dean for Minority Programs and Advising, and Assistant Dean for Minority Affairs. Diversity is a core value of Stanford University School of Medicine and an essential component in the School's commitment to excellence.

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