U.S. Medical School Enrollment Up Nearly 30% Since 2002
The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) published Results of the 2017 Medical School Enrollment Survey, a report on its annual survey of U.S. medical school deans.
The survey found:
- First-year enrollment at U.S. medical schools increased by 29% since 2002.
- Medical school deans are concerned about the availability of medical residency positions: 64% of respondents expressed concern about the availability of residency slots in their own state, and 78% expressed concern about the availability nationally.
- 54% of medical schools reported experiencing competition for clinical training sites from other health care professional programs, a substantial increase from around one-quarter of respondents in 2009.
- Nearly all respondents (99%) indicated they had or were planning programs or policies designed to recruit a diverse student body, up from 84% in 2015.