Medical School Applications Increase by 3.1% From 2011
The number of students applying to medical school increased by 3.1%, to more than 45,000, from 2011 to 2012, according to newly released data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. AAMC said that there were record numbers of applications and enrollments by racial and ethnic minorities. The data were released amid projections that the U.S. faces a shortage of as many as 90,000 physicians by 2020.
- "Medical Schools See Gains in Applicants, Minority Enrollment" (McKinney, Modern Physician, 10/23).
- "Next Generation of Doctors Will Face Training Challenges" (Rao, "Capsules," Kaiser Health News, 10/23).