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December 4, 2013

Medical Schools in the United States, 2012-2013

Author Affiliations
  • 1Medical Education Group, American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois

Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.

JAMA. 2013;310(21):2319-2327. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278345

The following tables (Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, Table 4, Table 5, Table 6, Table 7, Table 8) contain data that are derived mainly from the 2012-2013 Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Annual Medical School Questionnaire Part II. The questionnaire was sent in February 2013 to the deans of the 136 LCME-accredited medical schools with enrolled students. There was a 100% response rate. Each questionnaire was reviewed and attempts were made to verify information and obtain missing data. Data for years other than 2012-2013 were obtained from previous LCME Annual Medical School Questionnaires.

Open the PDF file to view Medical Schools in the United States, 2012-2013, Table 1 through Table 8:

Table 1. US Medical School Enrollments for Academic Year 2012-2013 by Percentage of First-Year State Residents and by Sex for All Students

Table 2. US Medical School Enrollment During 20-Year Period, by Sex

Table 3. Trends in the Total Number of Enrolled Medical Students in MD-Granting Medical Schools by State, 2002-2003 to 2012-2013

Table 4. Number and Percentage of Graduates of MD-Granting Medical Schools Entering Residency Training in the Same State as Their Medical School, by Academic Yeara

Table 5. Grading Systems Used by MD-Granting Medical Schools in Selected Phases of the Curriculum, 2012-2013

Table 6. Length of Required Clerkships and Percentage of Clerkship Spent in the Ambulatory Setting in US Medical Schools, 2012-2013

Table 7. Purposes of “Colleges” (Mentorship Groups) for Students in US Medical Schools, 2012-2013a

Table 8. Methods Used in MD-Granting Medical Schools for Formative and Summative Assessment During Required Clinical Clerkships, 2012-2013a

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Corresponding Author: Barbara Barzansky, PhD, Division of Undergraduate Medical Education, American Medical Association, 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.

Funding/Support: This research was funded solely by the American Medical Association, which employs Dr Barzansky and Ms Etzel.