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Medical school applications hit new record, enrollment up 3%, AAMC finds
Modern Healthcare

U.S. medical schools officials saw a record number of applicants in 2011, with applicant ranks increasing by 1,178, or 2.8%, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. The Washington-based AAMC on Monday released its annual report on medical school applications and enrollment (PDF). A total of 43,919 individuals applied to U.S. medical schools in 2011, including 32,654 first-time applicants, according to the AAMC. First-year enrollment grew by 3% to 19,230, up from 18,665 in 2010.