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BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7262.654/b (Published 16 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:654

Applications to US medical schools fall: US students are gravitating towards more lucrative professions than medicine. There were 38529 applicants to the 125 American medical schools in 1999, a 6% drop from 1998, reports a new study. This figure is still far above that in the late 1980s—fewer than 27 000 applicants—but below the record set in 1996, when …

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