Women now fill about 38% of all medical residencies in the U.S.-a dramatic jump in the last decade, according to a new report by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
The proportion of women medical residents has grown more than a third since 1989, when women made up only about 28% of all residencies. Last year, there were about 97,300 men and women working in graduate medical education.
About one-fourth of the women residents are training in internal medicine, according to the report, Women in U.S. Academic Medicine Statistics 1999-2000.