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Medical Schools Target 30% Increase in Enrollment by 2019
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The nation’s medical schools are on track to reach targeted enrollment increases of nearly 30% within four years, but bottlenecks still exist with a shortage of clinical training sites and residency slots, the Association of American Medical Colleges says.

The AAMC’s annual Medical School Enrollment Survey shows that first-year medical school enrollment in 2019–20 will reach 21,304 — a 29.2% increase over the baseline enrollment level in 2002–03 and only 130 slots shy of the 30% target. The projections are in line with enrollment increases the AAMC called for in 2006.