Med Schools Enroll Most Diverse Class On Record in 2021

Amid a surge in applications to medical school for the 2021-22 school year, for the first time a majority of applicants did not identify as white. And following “years of small increases” the number of students identifying as African American or Black who were admitted to medical schools increased by 21% compared to the previous school year, to 11.3% of first-year students.

Increased student interest in medicine, as well as changes to the application process – including moving interviews online, expanded financial assistance in application fees and some schools making the MCAT optional – are all cited as factors.

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By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach