The USF College of Medicine ranked among the nation’s top 25 medical schools for enrolling Hispanic students in the June issue of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, 10 percent (45) of medical students at USF are Hispanic, placing the college at No. 22.

A 2007 study from the National Center for Education Studies Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System stated that Hispanic female medical students outnumber Hispanic males at USF. However, at 15 of the top 25 medical schools, Hispanic male students outnumber Hispanic females.

“This is a confirmation that our diversity recruitment efforts are producing meaningful
outcomes,” said Coordinator of Student Diversity and Enrichment at the College of Medicine Nazach Rodriguez-Snapp in a statement. “A diverse student body enriches the educational environment of all students.”

He said the ranking is “a testament to our ongoing commitment to ethnically diversify the physician workforce and meet the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community.”

Staff report