Analysis in Brief
Medical colleges -- Planning, Medical colleges -- Design and construction, Medical education -- United States
The early twenty-first century will be known as a period of great expansion of medical education in the United States. Current projections indicate at least a 20 percent increase in the number of M.D. matriculants in U.S medical schools by 2013 over the 2002 benchmark.Most of this planned expansion has come from larger enrollments at existing medical schools. This Analysis in Brief explicates the major models of expanding class size at existing medical schools and examines several challenges of medical school expansion.
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Bunton, S.A., & Mallon, W.T. (February 2008). Challenges and strategies of medical school expansion. Analysis in Brief, 8(2), 1-2. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges