The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that in 2011 there was a total of 137,798 people listed as faculty of U.S. medical colleges. Many of these individuals are practicing physicians who are affiliated with teaching hospitals. Of these, 137,798 medical school faculty members, only 3,952, or 2.9 percent, were Black. Five years earlier, Blacks also were 2.9 percent of all medical school faculty.
Women were a slight majority of all Black medical school faculty members. In contrast, women made up less than one third of all White medical school faculty members. Blacks made up 4.1 percent of all women who were medical school faculty, whereas Blacks were 2.2 percent of all male medical school faculty members.
In 2011, there were 447 Blacks who were full professors at U.S. medical schools. They made up 1.4 percent of all full professors. Nearly three quarters of all Black full professors at medical schools were men.