U.S. News & World Report recognizes The Ohio State University College of Medicine as #2 in its top 10 list of medical schools with the highest percentage of African-American students. This ranking excludes the nation’s four historically Black medical schools. In the top 10 list, only the University of Chicago tops Ohio State College of Medicine’s 12.6% African-American student enrollment in 2018-2019.
In past years, Ohio State’s medical school has successively been tied for 9th place, 6th place, and now ranks 2nd for overall percentage of enrolled Black students. Previous research, some done at Ohio State, shows that a diverse student body increases the likelihood that all graduating doctors will be competent in treating diverse population.
Many American institutions struggle to create a diverse environment on campus, and an equally rich experience for people of color. More diversity in medicine yields improvement in patients’ overall well-being, fostering acceptance and, for some, relatability.
The Ohio State University is among the largest medical schools in the nation and has innovated admissions strategies that help to make it one of the country’s more diverse.
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