for those of you wondering about the number of applicants...

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here's an article about how grad school applications are surging, but medical school applications have been dropping over the last few years...

http://fyi.cnn.com/2002/fyi/teachers.ednews/07/24/graduate.applications.ap/index.html

"Medical school applications have been falling since 1996, and interest remains low. Experts said those numbers may take longer to rebound in a slow economy. Most students cannot decide on the spur of the moment to go to medical school; they need a premed education as undergraduates.


Medical school applications climbed from 37,402 in 1992 to 46,965 in 1996 before starting their slide to 34,859 in 2001, a drop-off attributed to the burdens of managed care and the big money to be made in business, technology and other fields. The 2002 figures are not yet available.

"It may be bottoming out. That's the impression we have," said Dr. Jordan Cohen, president of the Association of American Medical Colleges. "
 
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