A Check-Up on Black Faculty at U.S. Medical Schools

New data from the Association of American Medical Colleges shows a total of 174,570 faculty members at U.S. medical schools in 2017. Of these, 5,769 are Black. Thus, in 2017, Blacks made up only 3.3 percent of all medical school faculty.

Very slow progress is being made. In 2006, Blacks were 2.9 percent of all medical school faculty.

Blacks have an even lower percentage of full professorships at U.S. medical schools. In 2017, there were 645 Black full professors. They made up 1.7 percent of the 37,813 full professors. Blacks were 2.9 percent of all associate professors, 4.2 percent of all assistant professors, and 3.7 percent of all instructors.

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