UT Medical School at Houston Ranked Among Best Schools for Hispanics
HOUSTON - (Sept. 9, 2009)- Hispanic Business magazine has ranked The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston as having one of the country's top 10 medical schools for promoting and encouraging a diverse community where Hispanic students can thrive.
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston was ranked fourth in the magazine's "2009 Top 10 Medical Schools for Hispanic Students" listing, which was published in the September issue. The school has steadily risen in the rankings over the last four years. It was in the No. 5 spot on last year's top 10 list. It climbed from No. 8 in 2006 to No. 7 in 2007.
"The UT Medical School at Houston is proud to be recognized for continuing to improve its reach to underrepresented minorities, as evidenced by our move up in these rankings," said Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., the school's dean and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. "We have been increasing our efforts to encourage these students to pursue a career in medicine, and we are pleased to see the results."
Institutions were ranked using data points from variables including enrollment, faculty diversity, student services, recruiting, retention rate and reputation. According to Hispanic Business, the ranked schools embrace diversity as a means of educational enrichment, not merely as a federal requirement.
Hispanic students make up 13 percent of the enrollment at the UT Medical School at Houston, and Hispanic faculty account for 8 percent of the school's full-time educators.
"We are very proud of this accomplishment," said Judianne Kellaway, M.D., assistant dean for admissions at the UT Medical School at Houston. "Our faculty, students and staff have worked ardently in order to enhance our diversity mission here, and we are so happy to be recognized by Hispanic Business magazine for these efforts."
Joining the UT Medical School at Houston in the magazine's listing are three other institutions in The University of Texas System: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
For information on the rankings, visit Hispanic Business online.
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