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Healthgrades for ProfessionalsGetting into Medical School is Getting Harder – Despite Doctor Shortages

Inaccurate forecasts resulted in the opening of very few new medical schools between the late 1970s and early 2000s. Now, although med school class sizes have increased by about 30% over the last two decades, that increase isn’t enough to address the number of positions needed to accommodate the number of applicants or the number of physicians needed in the US.

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