US Medical School Enrollment Climbing

October 20, 2006

For the fourth straight year, applicants to American medical schools have increased, the Association of American Medical Colleges announced Wednesday. More than 39,000 applied in 2006, an increase of almost 5% over 2005. The grade point averages and MCAT scores of this year's applicant pool were the highest in more than a decade. AAMC has called for a 30% increase in enrollments within a decade, by increasing class sizes and building new schools, in order to prevent a future shortage of physicians. AAMC media release