US physician, medical student ranks growing: 3 report details

The Association of American Medical Colleges' biennial report showed an increase in physicians working in the U.S., as well as an increase of medical school students.

Three report details:

1. In 2018, there were 277.8 active physicians per 100,000 people in the U.S., an increase from 271.6 percent in 2016.

2. Between 2008 and 2019, students enrolled in MD-granting schools increased 24.7 percent.

3. In 2018, 35.8 percent of physicians in the U.S. were female, up from 34.6 percent in 2016.

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