Basha ME, Bauer LJ, Modrzakowski MC, Baker HH. Women in Osteopathic and Allopathic Medical Schools: An Analysis of Applicants, Matriculants, Enrollment, and Chief Academic Officers. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2018;118(5):331–336. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2018.064.
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In the 1993-1994 academic year, female enrollment was 34.7% in osteopathic medical schools and 40.2% in allopathic medical schools. To assess progress in female enrollment since that time, the authors examined admission data in the ensuing years, including female applicants, matriculants, and first-year students in osteopathic and allopathic medical schools, as well as female chief academic officers at these institutions. In the 2004-2005 academic year, 50.3% of first-year students in osteopathic medical schools were women; however, by the 2013-2014 academic year, that figure dropped to 44.2%. The percentage rose slightly by the 2016-2017 academic year to 45.9%. Additionally, for the 2016-2017 academic year, allopathic medical schools had a significantly higher proportion of female matriculants than did osteopathic medical schools (49.8% vs 45.9%, respectively; P<.001).
a Both the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and the Association of American Colleges of Medicine report percent gender based on self-reported information, and they calculate percentages only for those applicants or students who report their gender.
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