Women Are No Longer a Majority of Medical School Applicants

aamc-thumbThe Association of American Medical Colleges reports that 17,625 women applied to the 2014 entering classes at U.S. medical schools. This was a 3.3 percent increase from 2013. Women made up 48 percent of all medical school applicants in 2014. From 2004 to 2007, women were a majority of all medical school applicants. But since 2008, male applicants have outnumbered women applicants.

In 2014, 9,718 women matriculated at U.S. medical schools, a 2.7 percent increase from a year ago. This was the fourth straight year in which the number of women beginning medical school has increased. In 2014, women were 47.8 percent of all students entering U.S. medical schools.

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