Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Medical School Applicants, Enrollees Hit All-Time High

AAMCAssociation of American Medical Colleges, Medical School Applicants, Enrollees Reach New Highs:

The number of students enrolling in the nation’s medical schools has increased 25 percent since 2002, reaching an all-time high of 20,630 this year, according to data released today by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges).

In addition, the total number of applicants to medical school rose by 6.2 percent to 52,550, exactly double the percentage increase from the previous year. First-time applicants—an important indicator of interest in medicine—increased by 4.8 percent to 38,460. ...

The nation’s medical school classes also continued to diversify in 2015, with increases in nearly every racial and ethnic category. Specifically, the number of Hispanic or Latino enrollees increased by 6.9 percent to 1,988, and the number of applicants increased by 10.3 percent to 4,839. African-American enrollees rose 11.6 percent to 1,576, while the number of applicants increased by 16.8 percent to a total of 4,661. Although American Indian and Alaska Native enrollees decreased by 3.5 percent (from 202 enrollees in 2014 to 195 in 2015), the number of applicants increased by 2.9 percent (from 449 in 2014 to 462 in 2015).

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still no incewase in residency not being able to practice may be upset

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