Howard University is among the nation’s top medical schools, but Xavier University of New Orleans is the consensus leader that produced the most Black medical school graduates.
Howard University ranked #3 with online programs.
One of the top medical schools in the US, Howard of Medicine College University of Medicine (HUCM) was founded in 1868, making it the oldest HBCU medical school. It is located at the Howard University Health Sciences Center in Washington DC. HUCM offers curriculum that lead can lead to four different medical degrees:
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
Master of Science (MS)
and Master of Public Health (MPH).
For the MS or Ph.D. degrees, students must choose from one of six concentrations for their training programs: anatomy, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and physiology. They have a wide range of clinical sciences for their students to specialize in, including anesthesiology, dermatology, and emergency medicine, among others. One of their most famous alumni is Alexander Thomas Augusta, who was the first black professor of medicine in the United States.
Founded in 1966 in Willowbrook, California, as a of Medicine and Science response to the lack of adequate medical facilities after the 1965 Watts riots in southern Los Angeles. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is broken down into three schools:
College of Medicine
College of Science and Health
and Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing.
The University has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV and AIDS, as they provide physical and psychological solutions for patients in the Los Angeles area.
Founded in 1876 in Nashville, Tennessee, the college is broken down into three different schools:
School of Medicine
School of Dentistry
and School of Graduate Studies and Research.
Degrees offered by Meharry include:
Doctor of Medicine
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Master of Science in Public Health
Master of Health Science
and Doctor of Philosophy.
Notable alumni include Dr. John Angelo Lester, who helped establish free surgical clinics at Meharry in the early 20th century, which helped serve poor citizens from the nearby community, who would not have been able to afford surgery otherwise.
Established in 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, Morehouse offers:
Doctor of Medicine
and Masters of Public Health degrees
as well as graduate education in Biomedical Science degrees.
The 18th Surgeon General of the United States was Regina Benjamin who is an alumni and member of the board of Trustees at Morehouse. Morehouse is also considered one of the best medical schools.
In 1927, the College of Pharmacy was founded on the campus of Xavier University and has become a producer of African-American students in the sciences and is consistently the national leader in placing African American students into medical school as well as first in awarding African-Americans baccalaureate degrees in the physical sciences and biological sciences.
Xavier’s College of Pharmacy is one of just two pharmacy schools in Louisiana and perennially among the top three colleges in the nation in graduating African Americans with Pharm.D. degrees.
In 2015, the New York Times Magazine recognized the university for being the top producer of African-American medical doctors.