Reflecting back on HUCM's history, Mighty lists the groups that had access to Howards transformative experience in a time where they would not ordinarily be afforded medical training or an education: women in the early 1900s, individuals of the Jewish faith in the mid-early 1900s and, traditionally, African-Americans since the colleges opening in 1868.
Because of the caliber of students' preparation in the pipeline programs, leaders say other medical schools often compete with HUCM for Howard undergraduates.
Mighty says HUCM is consistently working to increase Black male applicants, noting that the current class size is roughly split 60-40 for women and men, respectively.
Developing faculty has also been paramount for HUCM leaders in regards to students' success.
Administration of TCM; Hu Guoheng, Vice Director, the first Affiliated Hospital of HUCM
; Wu Yiwen, director, second affiliated hospital of HUCM
; Jiang Yilan, vice director, affiliated hospital of HUCM