Medical Colleges Report Enrollment Is Rising
According to data released Monday by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the pool of total applicants to medical schools hit an all-time high this year.
Los Angeles Times: Medical School Enrollment On The Rise
For those worried about the shortage of doctors in the U.S. health care system, here is a bit of good news: The number of students enrolling in medical schools has reached its highest level in more than a decade. More than 19,200 people entered their first year of medical school this year, a 3 percent increase over 2010, according to new data from the nonprofit Assn. of American Medical Colleges (Helfand, 10/25).
CQ HealthBeat: Applicants Knocking On Medical School Doors, Medical Colleges Report
The number of Hispanic, black and female medical school applicants rose between 2010 and 2011 and the pool of total applicants also hit an all-time high, according to data released Monday by the Association of American Medical Colleges. With the health care overhaul nearing implementation in 2014 and its emphasis on expanded coverage for the uninsured and additional primary care, leaders of the association said the uptick in enrollment is good news (Norman, 10/24).
Modern Healthcare: Medical School Applications Hit New Record, Enrollment Up 3 Percent, AAMC Finds
U.S. medical schools officials saw a record number of applicants in 2011, with applicant ranks increasing by 1,178, or 2.8 percent, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. The Washington-based AAMC on Monday released its annual report on medical school applications and enrollment. A total of 43,919 individuals applied to U.S. medical schools in 2011, including 32,654 first-time applicants, according to the AAMC. First-year enrollment grew by 3 percent to 19,230, up from 18,665 in 2010 (Selvam, 10/24).
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Georgia Health News: Poor county is rich in lessons for med students (video)
This fall, 40 young doctors-in-training visited local clinics throughout impoverished Athens, mainly just to sit and hear what patients have to say. ... The Medical Partnership is in its second year. Its non-traditional curriculum, which relies on small class sizes and early community involvement, appears to benefit both students and low-income residents of Athens-Clarke County (Harris, 10/24).