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August 20, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(8):622-623. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690080054016

For the twenty-seventh consecutive year, statistics are published this week dealing with medical education in the United States. Appreciation is tendered to the deans of the medical schools for their complete reports, which have made the collection of these statistics possible.

STUDENTS AND GRADUATES  The number of students enrolled is again increased over that of the previous year—an increase which has persisted since 1919, when the lowest ebb was reached in the enrolment of medical students, owing to the reorganization of medical education and the adoption of higher requirements. In that year only 12,930 students were enrolled in the eighty-five medical schools then existing. This year in the eighty existing medical schools there was an enrolment of 19,662 students—the highest number since 1911The number of graduates this year was 4,035, the largest number since 1910. Of these graduates 3,798, or 94.1 per cent, were graduated from class A medical