ERIC Number: ED121213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Variables Related to Increase in Medical School Class Size.
Sedlacek, William E.
This document divides a cluster of medical schools into seven groups based on percent change in entering class size from 1970-71 to 1973-74. These groups were then used to analyze differences between schools of differing class-size change patterns for 307 varibales drawn from the Institutional Profile System of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The results indicated significant differences for 36 of the 307 variables analyzed. Schools that increased class size the most and least had much in common. They tended to be newer, smaller schools, employing more volunteer faculty. However, the schools that changed the least were slightly older than the schools increasing rapidly and the differences between the two seemed to be financial. The schools that changed the least tended to provide less student aid and have relatively fewer research funds. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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: For related documents, see HE 007 674-675