BCM ranks 3rd nationally in Best Medical Schools for Hispanics

November 1, 2010

Hispanic Business magazine has ranked Baylor College of Medicine as the third best medical school in the country for Hispanics, and first among medical programs in the state of Texas.

"Baylor College of Medicine has a national reputation for its programs aimed at increasing diversity in the fields of medicine and biomedical research," said Dr. Paul Klotman, BCM president and CEO. "This ranking by Hispanic Business shows the success of our commitment to this important effort."

Its 2010 Best Schools for Hispanics report provides a list of graduate programs across the United States that embody diversity on campus. Top universities in business, medicine, law and engineering were qualified for inclusion through five distinct variables that illustrate their commitment to diversity measures toward Hispanics. The measures include Hispanic enrollment, faculty, student services, retention rate and reputation.

The Top 10 medical schools ranked by the magazine were:

  1. University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
  2. University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  3. Baylor College of Medicine
  4. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  5. The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  6. Stanford University
  7. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  8. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  9. The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  10. The University of Mew Mexico School of Medicine

Among the statistics cited by the magazine for BCM were:

  • Total graduate enrollment – 698
  • Hispanic graduate enrollment – 108
  • Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment – 15 %
  • Total M.D. degrees earned – 157
  • M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics – 19
  • Percent of M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics – 12%
  • Full-time medical school faculty – 1,709
  • Full-time Hispanic faculty - 138
  • Full-time Hispanic faculty – 8%

Detailed information on the top medical schools, as well as the other graduate programs, can be found in the September 2010 issue of Hispanic Business.