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Med schools on pace with enrollment target: AAMC
Modern Physician

As the U.S. faces a shortage of physicians—potentially more than 90,000 by 2020—medical schools are seeking to counteract the deficiency with higher enrollments. In 2006, the Association of American Medical Colleges issued a recommendation to expand medical school enrollment 30% over its 2002 level of 16,488 students by 2015. In 2017-18, first-year medical school enrollment is anticipated to meet that metric with 21,434 expected enrollees. That’s according to the Medical School Enrollment Survey, as conducted by the AAMC’s Center for Workforce Studies, and released during the center’s annual Physician Workforce Research Conference this week in Alexandria, Va.