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For 2017, more women than men enrolled in U.S. medical schools

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

More Women than Men in Medical School
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  • Females represented 50.7% of the 21,338 matriculants (new enrollees) in 2017, compared with 49.8% in 2016.
  • Female matriculants increased by 3.2% this year, while male matriculants declined by 0.3%.
  • Overall, the number of matriculants in U.S. medical schools rose by 1.5% this year (total enrollment 89,904).
  • In contrast, the number of applicants to medical school declined by 2.6% from 2016.

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