Number of medical students pursuing surgery specialty drops by half — 28 statistics. Only 4 percent of medical students surveyed in 2018 said their chosen medical specialty is general surgery, compared with 8 percent in 2016, according to Medscape’s Medical Student Life & Education Report 2018.
What are the chances of becoming a surgeon?
Only about 30% of all applicants who have a GPA between 3.4 and 3.6 get accepted into a medical school. In other words, 70% of applicants who have a GPA between 3.4 and 3.6 do not get into a single medical school.
What percent of the population are surgeons?
The number of general surgeons needed to adequately serve the population is estimated to be at least 7 per 100,000 people. Currently, there are about 18,000 active general surgeons in the US, or 5.8 per 100,000 people. The ratio of general surgeons per 100,000 population has dropped by 26% in the last 25 years.
What percent of students become surgeons?
It might be surprising to think about but not all medical students go on to become doctors. According to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), its estimated that around 80-90 percent of med students graduate.
What is the hardest surgeon to become?
Competitive programs that are the most difficult to match into include:
- Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery.
- General Surgery.
- Orthopedic Surgery.
- Plastic Surgery.
How many doctors are needed per population?
The federal government recommends 60 to 80 primary care doctors per 100,000 people. In California, the number already is down to just 50 — and in particular areas, it’s even lower.
How many medical students do not match?
Typically, around 5% percent of U.S. allopathic medical school graduates experience the disappointment of not matching.
What percent of medical students do not graduate?
So, what is the dropout rate for medical school? In a standard, single four-year program, that would put the medical school dropout rate at between 15.7 percent and 18.4 percent, confirms the AAMC.
How many people actually go to medical school?
Applying to medical school
Admission to medical school is competitive. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, of 53,000 medical school applicants in the 2016–17 school year, about 21,000 matriculated—that is, 40 percent of first-year applicants were accepted and enrolled in the fall of 2016.