According to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges, in 2011, Meharry Medical College in Nashville and Howard University in Washington, D.C., both historically Black educational institutions, each graduated 76 African American students with medical degrees. Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, another historically Black educational institutions, ranked third with 35 African American graduates.
But what predominantly White medical schools were the most successful in graduating African American medical students? Wayne State University in Detroit led all other predominantly White medical schools with 32 Black graduates in 2011. George Washington University in the nation’s capital, the University of Illinois, Duke University, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were the only other predominantly White medical schools to graduate more than 20 African American students.