A Check-Up of Blacks in Medical Schools

aamc-thumbNew data released by the Association of American Medical Colleges shows that in 2013 there were 3,865 Black or African American applicants to U.S. medical schools. Blacks were 8 percent of all applicants to U.S. medical schools. Although there was a slight change in methodology for collecting data in 2013, the number of Black applicants was up slightly. Since 2008, Black applicants have increased by 15.6 percent.

In 2013, there were 1,396 Black or African American entering students at U.S. medical schools. They made up 7 percent of the 20,055 entering students. The number of Black entering students in 2013 was slightly less than the number in 2012 but 8 percent higher than five years ago in 2008.

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