The purpose of COE-RMTL is to
train students from disadvantaged backgrounds to conduct research in a biochemical science lab to prepare them to enter graduate programs in the health sciences and/or pursue careers in healthcare in order to address health disparities.
Only 28% of Underrepresented Minority (URM) students who enter post-secondary institutions nationally choose a major in the biomedical field.
In contrast, 76% of RMTL students are retained in the biomedical sciences.
Of those COE-RMTL students who graduate from university, 53% are in graduate or professional programs and 19% are currently applying.
Only 4% of URMs nationally reach this level of educational attainment.
COE-RMTL has a 100% graduation rate from high school and university.
There is only a 76% high school graduation rate for students from similar backgrounds at the national level.