FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine ranked #1 Most Diverse Public Medical School

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. News & World Report has acknowledged the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine as one of the most diverse medical schools in the nation.

The U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings released on March 29 ranked the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine as the #1 most diverse medical school among public universities in the nation and #2 among all U.S. medical schools.

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine considers diversity an integral part of the entire academic enterprise. The blending of different life-and-cultural experiences is of prime importance in selecting faculty, staff, and medical students and in the education of future physicians.

Our newest class, the Class of 2025, provides a snapshot of the college’s commitment to diversity:
46% is from minorities underrepresented in medicine
20% is first generation
34% identifies as Hispanic/Latino
12% identifies as African American/Black
19% identifies as Asian
30% identifies as White non-Hispanic

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine also ranked in the Top 30 medical schools with graduates practicing in medically underserved areas. This is a testament to the college’s community-focused mission and award-winning curriculum, which emphasizes social accountability and the social determinants of health.