ERIC Number: ED363205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Trends Plus: U.S. Medical School Applicants, Matriculants, Graduates 1992.
Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
This report provides statistical data and charts concerning trends in undergraduate medical education over the past decade. It presents trends in grade point averages (GPAs); in Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores for premedical school applicants and matriculants; and provides information on applicant and matriculant characteristics, academic progress, graduation rates, National Residency Match rates, specialty choice, and practice and career intentions. In addition, the report shows the contributions of underrepresented minority graduates to practice in underserved areas and the influences of rising educational debt. Findings include the following: (1) numbers of medical school applicants and matriculants are rising; (2) medical schools are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse; (3) rising applicant pools since 1988 have allowed schools to select applicants with high premedical GPAs; (4) MCAT scores vary significantly across racial-ethnic groups; (5) the majority of dismissals and withdrawals are occurring during the first 2 years of medical school; (6) dismissals and withdrawals vary with MCAT scores, GPAs, and student characteristics; (7) low MCAT scores are associated with low match rates; (8) there is a declining interest in generalism as well as in socioeconomically-deprived settings; (9) educational debt inflation outstrips tuition increases; and (10) there is a high interest of minority graduates for practice in inner-city and socioeconomically-deprived areas. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Diversity (Student), Enrollment Trends, Grade Point Average, Graduation, Higher Education, Medical Education, Minority Groups, Paying for College, Physicians, Professional Education, Specialization, Statistical Data, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N. Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037-1129 ($19).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Medical College Admission Test