The U.S. Medical Schools That Had the Largest Percentage of Women Matriculants in 2018

According to the Association of American Medical College, women made up 51.6 percent of first-time, first-year students at U.S. medical schools in 2018. A year ago, women made up a majority of U.S. medical school matriculants for the first time.

But there remain large gender gaps in enrollments at many of the nation’s medical schools. Women made up 66 percent of new medical students at the University of New Mexico. This was the highest percentage of any U.S. medical school. The medical school at University of Vermont had the second highest percentage of women matriculants in 2018. There, 65.5 percent of the new students were women.

Another 12 medical schools had entering classes where women were at least 60 percent of all new students. They are the medical schools at the University of California, Davis, George Washington University, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the City University of New York, the University of South Carolina-Greenville, the University of Texas at Austin, and Washington State University.

The medical school at the University of South Dakota had the lowest percentage of women in its entering class of any U.S. medical school. There, women were just 35.8 percent on incoming students in 2018. Only three other medical schools had entering classes where women made up less than 43 percent of new students. They were the University of Oklahoma, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Wisconsin.


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