50 Years of Medicine: The Brown-Tougaloo Partnership

A civil rights-era partnership forged between Brown University and Tougaloo College has built upon the schools' shared tradition of academic excellence.

For 154 years, Tougaloo College, a historically black college (HBC) in Jackson, Mississippi, has played a leading role in the education of Black scientists and health professionals in the South and beyond. 

The private liberal arts college is among the top US schools for the number of graduates with doctoral degrees in STEM fields, and its alums form 40 percent of Mississippi's African American physicians and dentists.

Brown became an active partner in this tradition in 1976 when it established the Early Identification Program in Medicine for Tougaloo (EIP). An expansion of the historic Brown University-Tougaloo Partnership (BTP), the EIP identifies Tougaloo undergrads for early acceptance to Brown's MD program. 

The EIP in Medicine for Tougaloo is one of the BTP's longest-standing active programs. It has produced two generations of physicians -- MDs who are leaders in their fields and the communities they serve.

Learn more about the EIP and Brown-Tougaloo scholars past and present below.

50 Years of Medicine at Brown: Tougaloo Then and Now

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Get to know Dr. Robert Smith, physician, activist, and a champion of the Brown-Tougaloo EIP.