ERIC Number: ED154684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Descriptive Study of Enrolled Medical Students, 1976-77. Final Report.
Dube, W. F.
The overall composition of medical student enrollments and the distribution of their academic and demographic characteristics in 1976-1977 is examined and described. Most enrollment totals and background variables are presented by class level (first, intermediate, and final years) and type of control of medical school (public or private). It is shown that in 1976-1977, the nation's 116 medical schools enrolled a record high of 58,000 students, a gain of 4 percent over 1975-1976. Differences in class compositions by sex between 1976-1977 freshmen and seniors showed proportionally more first-year than final-year women (25 versus 19 percent) and proportionally more final year than first-year men (82 versus 75 percent). About 90 percent of all 1976-1977 medical students held at least a bachelor's degree, 7 percent also had master's degrees, and 2 percent doctorates. Eighty-five percent of all 1976-1977 medical students were white/Caucasian and 15 percent described themselves as minorities. Parental income reports reflected an upward trend and more than two-thirds (68 percent) of the fathers of all 1976-1977 medical students had professional/managerial occupations. The appendix contains tables showing the percentage distribution of U.S. medical students by selected variables and racial/ ethnic categories, by control of school, 1976-1977 and distribution of medical students by selected variables, 1975-1976 versus 1976-1977. (SPG)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Degrees (Academic), Demography, Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Family Income, Females, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Parent Background, Racial Composition, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data)
Association of American Medical Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., 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.
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