Results of the 2017 Medical School Enrollment Survey
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- Results of the 2017 Medical School Enrollment Survey
This report analyzes feedback from deans at U.S. medical schools to project first-year medical school enrollment through the year 2025. Together with related data, the report enables academic medicine leaders to launch impactful and far-reaching dialog around issues that affect health care.
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This report analyzes feedback from deans at U.S. medical schools to project first-year medical school enrollment through the year 2025. Together with related data, the report enables academic medicine leaders to launch impactful and far-reaching dialogue around issues that affect health care.
Based on results of the 14th annual AAMC Survey of Medical School Enrollment Plans, this report presents detailed findings, including:
- Medical school enrollment has increased 29% since 2002-2003.
- Most schools are concerned about the availability of graduate medical education opportunities at the state (64%) and national (78%) level.
- The majority of schools are experiencing aggressive competition for clinical training sites from DO-granting schools and other health care professional programs.
- Almost all schools (99%) report they had—or were planning to have within two years—programs or policies to increase student body diversity.
- Enrollment at DO-granting schools has soared 163% since 2002 and continues to accelerate.
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