Medical-School Applications and Enrollments Hit Record High This Year

[Updated (10/24/2013, 5:56 p.m.) with comment from the American Medical Student Association.]

The number of students applying to and enrolling in the nation's 141 accredited medical schools reached an all-time high this fall, according to figures released on Thursday by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

While that's welcome news to educators concerned about a looming physician