ERIC Number: EJ981179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-7
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Besting the Ivies: University of Florida a Leading Producer of Grads Who Go on to Become M.D.s
Cooper, Kenneth J.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v29 n9 p13-14 Jun 2012
Which colleges and universities graduate the most Black students with bachelor's degrees who then make it through medical school and become doctors? Two historically Black schools lead the pack. Xavier University continues to dominate, with 60 of its alumni graduating from medical schools around the country last year. Howard University is next, with 43. Xavier has been number one for two decades or longer, and Howard consistently hangs close to the top. The next school on the list is a bit of a surprise. The majority White university that produced the largest number of Black undergraduates who earned M.D.s in 2011, with 26, is the University of Florida, edging out Harvard, Yale, Duke and Stanford universities. The author features University of Florida as the leading producer of graduates who go on to become M.D.s. A combination of factors appears behind Florida's success in preparing Black students to make the intense slog through medical school. The University of Florida is likely to maintain a place among leading producers of Black undergraduates who become doctors. The numbers of applicants to medical school point to a continuing trend for at least four years, if the admission rate for those applicants holds up or increases.
Descriptors: African American Students, Medical Schools, African American Achievement, Medical Education, Medical Students, Physicians, Progress Monitoring, Articulation (Education), Effective Schools Research, Institutional Characteristics, College Outcomes Assessment, Success, Performance Factors, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Florida