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Minority Students Lead Rise in Enrollments at Medical Schools

Medical-school enrollments in the United States rose in 2010 with minority students leading the way, according to statistics released this morning by the Association of American Medical Colleges. While enrollment grew over all by 1.5 percent, to 18,665 students, it increased by 9 percent among Hispanic students, by 2.9 percent among black students, and by 24.8 percent among American Indians, in a pattern that showed up in all regions of the country. Also this week the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine reported that enrollments rose 6.5 percent at its member institutions this year.

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