Health Science Center’s School of Medicine Ranks 7th Among ‘Best Schools for Diversity’
The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s School of Medicine is ranked 7th among more than 130 U.S. medical schools in the “Best Schools for Diversity” survey in the September 2010 issue of Hispanic Business.
Hispanic Business evaluated the nation’s medical schools in their success at drawing Hispanic students and their effectiveness in supporting them academically through the rigorous medical school education process.
The magazine listed the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine, which includes the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR), the team behind SaludToday, as having:
- 150 Hispanic students out of 884 total enrollment—17%
- 34 M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics out of 195 degrees—17%
- 173 full-time Hispanic faculty out of 839 total full-time faculty—21%
“Our goal is to educate and train physicians who will serve the cities and communities of South Texas for many years to come,” said Dr. Francisco González-Scarano, dean of the School of Medicine. “This commitment is exemplified in pipeline programs for high school students, our holistic interview process, financial aid and scholarships, and student mentoring programs with faculty and residents.”
UT Southwestern Medical Center, UT Health Science Center Houston and UT Medical Branch at Galveston also are ranked in the magazine’s Top 10.
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