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Women Have Closed Med School Enrollment Gap; Others Remain

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by Ada Stewart

In 2017, for the first time, the class of students entering U.S. medical schools was more than 50% female.

It wasn’t a fluke.

In 2018 and 2019, women matriculants outnumbered men. Now, for the first time, women make up the majority of students in U.S. medical schools. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2019 Fall Applicant, Matriculant and Enrollment Data Tables,(www.aamc.org) women accounted for 52.4% of medical school matriculants this academic year.

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