ERIC Number: ED121209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Descriptive Study of Medical School Applicants: 1974-75.
Johnson, Davis G.; Dube, W.F.
Tabular data are presented which indicate substantial increases in numbers of medical schools, applicants, applications, and new entrants from 1970-71 through 1974-75. It appears that the rates of increase have been declining somewhat since 1972-73. Substantial increases have been found among female and minority group applicants and acceptees. The quality of the applicant pool, as measured by MCAT scores and by undergraduate college grades, continues at a very high level and has shown less changes over the years under study. Major exceptions have been gains in the science subtest of the MCAT and in the proportion of admitted students with "A" average. It is concluded that the number of applicants may be starting to level off, but that the admission process at U.S. medical schools promises to continue to be a voluminous, expensive, and important activity. Each of the 25 tables is accompanied by descriptive commentary and deals with four major headings: applicant and application activity, academic background, demographic information, and career plans. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission (School), Career Planning, College Applicants, Demography, Enrollment, Females, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Minority Groups, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Association of American Medical Colleges, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Some tables may not reproduce clearly; Prepared by Division of Student Studies