US medical school enrollment spikes 29% since 2002 — 4 findings

Written by Megan Wood | May 15, 2018 | Print  |

The Association of American Medical Colleges surveyed U.S. medical school deans on enrollment.

Here are four findings.

1. Since 2002, first-year enrollment at U.S. medical schools has risen 29 percent.

2. Of the surveyed deans, 64 percent noted concern about residency slot availability in their states, and 78 percent reported concern about availability nationally.

3. The survey found 54 percent of medical schools face competition for clinical training sites associated with other healthcare professional programs.

4. Ninety-nine percent of respondents said they had or were planning programs intended to recruit a diverse student body.

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