Medical Schools Experiencing Increase in Applicants, Enrollments

November 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm Leave a comment

imagesDespite the staggering costs of a medical degree, the number of students enrolled in medical schools has reached a new high of 20,343, according to a new report released by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

The spike in the number of applicants to medical schools also rose by 3.1 percent to 49,480. Among Hispanic and Latinos, the number of medical school enrollees increased by 1.8 percent to 1,859 and among African-Americans, enrollment rose 1.1 percent to 1,412.

In a conference call with reporters this week, Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, president and CEO of AAMC, said that the numbers — particularly among women and minorities — are encouraging.

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