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Applications to US medical schools fall for fourth year

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7313.592 (Published 15 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:592
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Applications to medical schools in the United States have declined for the fourth consecutive year, according to a survey sponsored by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The committee's questionnaire was designed to assess the state of medical school education and was completed last year by all 125 medical schools in the United States.

    Applications have plummeted since reaching a high of 47000 in 1996. However, they are still well above the low reached in 1988, when only 27000 students applied for admission. Nevertheless, many schools are worried that a trend in …

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