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Top Medical School 2008 No.4: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

Aug. 28, 2008
Top Medical School 2008 No.4: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio



4. University of Texas Health Science Center
University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 567-6080
Fax: (210) 567-6962
http://www.som.uthscsa.edu

Total graduate enrollment 869
Hispanic graduate enrollment 151
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 17%
Total M.D. degrees earned 200
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics 31
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics 16%
Full-time Medical school faculty 693
Full-time Medical school Hispanic faculty 104
Percent of Medical school Hispanic faculty 15%

The goal of the admissions programs at the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is to admit students who demonstrate excellence in academic and personal characteristics and who graduate as physicians providing culturally appropriate and culturally competent care to an increasingly diverse patient population. The dean and faculty of the School of Medicine have embraced this goal in support of the admissions process, and the ultimate selection of medical students reflecting diverse ethnic, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. Among the School of Medicine efforts to maintain a diverse student body include South Texas pipeline programs that support mainly Hispanic students in their goal of becoming physicians. The Med Ed Program for high school students and facilitated medical school acceptance programs at four South Texas universities contribute to the selection of outstanding Hispanic medical students. "This is a strong testimony to the environment this institution provides for Hispanic students and its commitment to them," said Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center.



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