(May 2, 2011) The School of Medicine has been pushing to increase the diversity of its student body. Through increased community outreach, pipeline programs and financial support from the public and the university, the results this year were striking, and far above national average.
- 13 students in the Class of 2013 are part of an ethnic or racial group that is underrepresented in medicine (URM).
- 33 URM students entered the school as members of the Class of 2014.
- Those 33 include 18 Hispanics, 6 African-Americans, 4 Native Americans, 4 Vietnamese and 1 Native Hawaiian.
- 13 of those 33 received scholarship money from a fund created by CU President Bruce Benson.
- 160 people now are accepted yearly as first-year medical students.
For more information go to our Diversity website.