Survey: First-Year Medical School Enrollment Expected To Increase

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the number of students entering medical school will show an increase of nearly 30 percent from its starting point in 2002 to projections for 2016.

Modern Healthcare: AAMC: First-Year Med School Enrollment On Track For 30% Boost
A new survey from the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that by 2016, first-year enrollment in U.S. medical schools will nearly match the 30% increase in enrollment that the association called for in 2006. According to the AAMC's 2011 Medical School Enrollment Survey, first-year medical school enrollment will record a gain of 29.6% in the 14-year period from the 2002-03 school year to the 2016-17 school year (Selvam, 5/3).

The Fiscal Times: More Doctors on the Way, Higher Costs to Follow
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) unveiled a new survey Thursday showing the number of students entering the nation's 137 accredited medical schools will surge nearly 30 percent from 2002 levels to 21,376 in 2016, meeting a goal set in 2006 when it was widely believed an aging population would require far more physicians. ... Health care reformers say the increased enrollment has not addressed the ongoing shortage of primary care physicians, especially in poor and rural areas (Goozner, 5/4). 

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