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Medical schools make gains in #minority enrollment

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

(Modern Healthcare) U.S. medical schools made gains in their minority enrollment in 2010, with African-American, American-Indian and Hispanic student enrollment up significantly over 2009 figures, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The number of freshman male medical students still outnumbered the number of female freshmen in 2010, however.

The numbers, according to the data, broke down as follows: Black student enrollment grew by 2.9%; American-Indian student enrollment increased nearly 25%; and Hispanic student enrollment was up by 9%. Women made up 47% and men 53% of the incoming 2010 medical class. Altogether, U.S. medical schools received 42,742 applications for the 2010 freshman class compared with 42,269 in 2009.

The total number of first-time applicants in 2010 increased by 2.5%—up to 31,834 applications—over 2009. “The growth in first-time applicants demonstrates that medicine is still a compelling career choice for many individuals,” said AAMC President and CEO Darrell Kirch.

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