Posted on Jul 12, 2012 | Comments 0
Nationwide in 2011, women made up 47 percent of all new students at U.S. medical schools. But at several medical schools across the country, women are a much smaller percentage of all entering students. For example, at the U.S. military’s Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, in 2011 only 30.8 percent of all entering students were women. At the medical school of Marshall University in West Virginia, only 31 percent of matriculating students in 2011 were women. At West Virginia University only 33.7 percent of new students were women.
Here is a listing of U.S. medical schools with the lowest percentage of women in their 2011 entering classes.
There were only five U.S. medical schools were women were more than 55 percent of entering students in 2011. At the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, 73.2 percent of the new students were women. The other four medical schools with a large percentage of women entering students were the University of California at San Francisco, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Both Morehouse and Meharry are historically Black educational institutions.