Nationwide, women make up 47.2 percent of all medical school students in the United States. But for African Americans, the gender gap is significantly in favor of women. According to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges, in 2011 there were 3,472 Black women enrolled in U.S. medical schools. That year, there were 2,109 Black men in medical schools. So women made up 62.2 percent of Black enrollments in U.S. medical schools.
The gender gap in African American medical school enrollments has remained relatively constant over the past decade. In 2002, women were 63.3 percent of African American medical school enrollments.