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HBCU's that have students go to top medical schools?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by hellodoc, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. hellodoc

    hellodoc Member 2+ Year Member

    May 11, 2006
    Does anyone know of some HBCU(historically black colleges) that had students go to top medical school?

    (besides Morehouse,Florida A&M, and Xavier?)
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  3. riceman04

    riceman04 10+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2005
    Los Angeles

    Fla A&M has had students go to top med schools? That school was very close to losing its accreditation! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  4. ):(

    ):( Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    I'm white so I can't really help you too much. I have heard great things about Howard University; you may want to check them out. You may also want to consider going to a regular school because you might get special attention there. At my school, there are tons of programs (that are fantastic!) that only minorities can get into. It really is something to consider. The opportunities some schools offer to minorities is borderline unfair. Good luck :luck:.
  5. 1Path

    1Path Banned Banned

    Nov 19, 2004
    As a former visiting student at FAMU, the answer is hell yeah!! Not only that, they have students end up at top B-schools including Harvard and Penn, and law schools like Harvard.

    FYI, FAMU is one of the top HBCU's in the country, believe that!

    There's a list on MRM (Minorities in Research and Medicine) if you want more info.
  6. Brownskinladae

    Brownskinladae Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 30, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    Howard University! The best place on Earth! :)
  7. Mr. Tee

    Mr. Tee Indentured servant 7+ Year Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Are you deciding on what undergrad to attend?
  8. hellodoc

    hellodoc Member 2+ Year Member

    May 11, 2006
  9. NonTradMed

    NonTradMed Perpetual Student 7+ Year Member

    I think all major schools have sent people to top med schools (I mean, all it takes is one person getting one acceptance). That is not a good indicator of a school's quality. A better way to look at a school is to see how many people get into med school or the percentage of people who get into top med schools----that may give you a better idea of how good the program is.
  10. TSK

    TSK Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    May 25, 2006
    I'd have to agree with NonTradMed. While Xavier, Spelman, and Morehouse often rank as sending the most Black students to med school, schools such as Yale (my alma mater!), Harvard, and Duke are next on this list. Keep in mind that these are numbers, not percentages. So, all other HBCUs which are predominately Black, still aren't sending as many Blacks to med school as other top tier schools where Black students are often a small minority.

    But anywho... Wherever you go, as long as it's a 4 year accredited institution, doing well in school/on the MCAT, good ECs, and LORs will you give you a shot at med school.

  11. Doc1Day

    Doc1Day Think positive thoughts 5+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    Xavier U. of LA has been #1 in sending African Americans to medical school for the past 11 years (about 80/year).
  12. Dr.Acula

    Dr.Acula Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    May 17, 2006
    I've heard Prairie View A&M has decent stats too.

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