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Medical School Enrollment Exceeds 20,000 For First Time

The number is 2.8 percent higher than in 2012, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Medpage Today: Enrollment In MD, DO Schools Hits New Highs
Medical school applications and enrollment reached record highs this year as organized medicine's cries for more funding for residency slots continued with little response from Congress. The number of first-year medical students exceeded 20,000 for the first time in 2013, reaching 20,055, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) said Thursday in its annual report on medical school enrollment and applications. Meanwhile, first-year student enrollment at osteopathic medical colleges increased 11.1 percent in 2013, to 6,449, according to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) (Pittman, 10/24).

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Medical Schools See Record Numbers Of Enrollees
About 20,000 students enrolled in medical school in 2013, around 2.8 percent more than the year before, according to the data distributed by the Association of American Medical Colleges on Thursday. First-time applications were also up by almost 6 percent (Rao, 10/24).

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