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Applications to US medical schools fall by a fifth

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 11 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1177
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Applications to US medical colleges have fallen by a fifth in four years, as the internet and other new industries bring new career opportunities to young and upwardly mobile people. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, which represents the 125 accredited medical schools, a total of 37 137 students competed for 16 303 places this year. This is a 3.6% decline in the number of applications last year and is 21% lower than the record 46 …

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