YES! This Class of 2020 Sees Highest Number of Minority Medical Students Ever

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The Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Medicine, know as COM, has the fifth largest number of African-American medical students in the USA outside of HBCUs and it’s ranked in the 96th percentile for medical schools with the most African-American students.

The 2015-2016 academic year saw COM enrol 129 medical students considered as underrepresented minority (URM)

This is 18% of the medical student body. 95% of those were African American. The class of 2020 has risen to 19% URM students.

Black News reported that:

Since 2012, MUSC’s “Opening Doors” medical scholarship program has funded 27 scholarships to URM students to ease their financial burden as they pursue medical careers. For a deeper look at recruitment and retention efforts for COM URM students, see the links below:

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