Women compose 50.7% of medical school enrollees in 2017 — 5 takeaways

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The Association of American Medical Colleges reported the number of women enrolled in U.S. medical schools surpassed the number of enrolled men.

Here are five takeaways:


1. Of the 21,338 new enrollees, females made up 50.7 percent in 2017, up from 49.8 percent in 2016.


2. While the female enrollees rose 3.2 percent, male enrollees decreased 0.3 percent.


3. Male enrollees have seen a 2.3 percent decrease since 2015, in contrast to female enrollees' 9.6 percent increase.


4. Although the number of medical school enrollees rose 1.5 percent in 2017, the number of applicants decreased 2.6 percent. Female applicants decreased 0.7 percent and male applicants decreased 4.4 percent.


5. Although females beat out males in terms of enrollment, men still surpassed females in terms of applicants, representing 50.4 percent.


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