Data released by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) on Tuesday, October 23rd, shows that 45,266 students applied to attend allopathic (MD) medical school in 2012, an increase of 3.1%. First-time applicants set another record, increasing by 3.4% in 2012, for a total of 33,772 applicants. First-time enrollment at allopathic medical schools nationwide grew 1.5% to 19,517 students, an all-time high. All major racial and ethnic groups saw increases in applicants and matriculants.
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