The Current State of Diversity in Osteopathic Medical Education


lthough the numbers of underrepresented minorities (URM) in U.S. medical schools has increased, with the growing diversity of the overall U.S. population, the racial and ethnic differences between medical school graduates and the overall population is actually widening.

Highlighted in AACOM’s Data on the Current State of Diversity in Osteopathic Medical Education web section, in academic year 2014-15 there were 6,048 African American and 4,506 Hispanic students in U.S. medical schools, representing 5.5 percent and 4.1 percent of total enrollment, respectively. However, projections from the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau indicated that by 2015, 38 percent of the U.S. population would identify themselves as a racial minority or Hispanic background.

The latest Diversity in Osteopathic Medical School Applicants, Matriculants, and Enrollment report further provides insight to the above data:

AACOM gathers and publishes a wide range of data on osteopathic medical education in the U.S. To see additional reports on other subjects please visit AACOM Reports.

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March 2016
Vol. 10, No. 3

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