There Is a Small Gender Gap in Entering Students at U.S. Medical Schools

aamc-thumbNew data released by the Association of American Medical Colleges shows that in 2013 there were 17,055 women applicants to U.S. medical schools. Women made up 47.7 percent of all applicants to U.S. medical schools. The number of women applicants to medical school has increased more than 24 percent over the past decade. However, the number of men applying to medical school is up more than 50 percent. A decade ago women were 52.5 percent of all medical school applicants. Since 2008, male applicants to medical school have outnumbered women applicants each year.

In 2013, there were 9,467 entering women students at U.S. medical schools. They made up 47.2 percent of the 20,055 entering students. The number of men entering students has been higher than the number of women entering students in each of the past 10 years.

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