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Top Medical School 2008 No.7: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Medicine

Aug. 28, 2008
Top Medical School 2008 No.7: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Medicine

7. University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
School of Medicine

Ashbel Smith Building, Suite 1.204, 301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1317
(409) 772-3762
Fax: (409) 772-2909
http://www.utmb.edu/somstudentaffairs

Total graduate enrollment 882
Hispanic graduate enrollment 137
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 16%
Total M.D. degrees earned 199
M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics 28
Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics 14%
Full-time Medical school faculty 1135
Full-time Medical school Hispanic faculty 77
Percent of Medical school Hispanic faculty 7%

As the first academic health center in the state of Texas, the University of Texas Medical Branch has been educating skilled, caring physicians since 1891. Beginning in 1921 when the first Hispanic graduated from the School of Medicine, UTMB has made significant strides in representing the ever-changing face of Texas and the United States. Its expressed commitment is to graduate a workforce of physicians which mirrors the population of Texas. Today, approximately 26% of the entering class is composed of underrepresented minorities, of which, 15% are Hispanic. The university offers programs such as the Early Medical School Acceptance Program, Research and Academic Enrichment Training Program, and the Prematriculation Reinforcement Enrichment Program to enhance the recruitment and graduation of minority medical students. Student members of United Latin American Medical Students Association (ULAMS), actively assist in the recruitment and mentorship of other Hispanic students. Over the past decade, UTMB has been on the forefront in creating educational opportunities for Hispanic students and will continue to strive towards graduating the highest number of Hispanic medical students nationally. Dedicated to its core values of service, diversity, innovation, community and education, UTMB provides both the depth and breadth of experience to its students of medicine.


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