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Diversity and Groups Underrepresented in Medicine

The College values diversity in its medical education programs. Individuals from different backgrounds and experiences not only enhance the quality of education for all students, but also translate into graduates who are more effective and better prepared to serve multiple patient populations. The UT Health Science Center College of Medicine actively encourages applications from members of groups who are underrepresented in medicine, e.g., students from groups underrepresented in medicine, rural areas, disadvantaged socioeconomic or educational backgrounds, or students with past or present military service. The Committee on Admissions evaluates nonacademic, as well as, academic factors in the selection process, with consideration being given to the unique backgrounds and challenges of these applicants. Among American medical schools, the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine is a national leader in the admissions, matriculation, and graduation of students from groups underrepresented in medicine.

Last Published: Jul 26, 2019