The number of women enrolled in U.S. medical schools has risen steadily over the past several decades, reaching 47.9% in the current 2003-04 academic year from 5.8% in 1960-61. Also last year, women made up 50.8% of applicants, eclipsing men for the first time, according to the Washington-based Association of American Medical Colleges, which represents the nation's 126 accredited medical schools.
Female enrollment in U.S. medical schools
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