Women Outnumber Men Entering Medical School

For the first time in history, there are more women entering U.S. medical schools than men, according to new data released by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). A new report shows that women slightly edged out men, making up 50.7% of 21,338 incoming medical students in the current academic year compared with 49.8% in 2016. Viewed over two years, the numbers of women entering medical school rose by 9.6%, an increase that is noteworthy in a year when women’s voices in the workforce are gaining more attention.

The report can be obtained at https://aamc-black.global.ssl.fastly.net/production/media/filer_public/5c/26/5c262575-52f9-4608-96d6-a78cdaa4b203/2017_applicant_and_matriculant_data_tables.pdf.