Medical schools see steep uptick in applications for 2021-22

February 23, 2021
North American medical schools have been receiving record numbers of applications for the 2021-22 academic year, writes Dylan Short from the Edmonton Journal. Compared to last year, Ontario’s medical schools have reportedly received 10% more applications, while nursing programs received 17.5% more applications. In the US, the Association of America Medical Colleges reported an 18% increase in applications to medical schools. The article says that the uptick could be related to a variety of factors, including the presence of medical workers in the media and applicants having the time to complete application prerequisites. Edmonton Journal (National)