Many higher education institutes like Cornell and NYU have begun offering tuition-free education for their medical students, yet many states across the US face physician shortages. How is the state of Arizona fairing?
A research team at BodyLogicMD studied socioeconomic data from the AAMC to analyze where physicians graduate and where they end up practicing.
- Arizona residents are least likely to be accepted into a state school– Less than 1 in 3 in-state applicants were accepted
- Arizona has the lowest medical school acceptance rate from 2009 to 2018, which is 10% below the national average of 42.6%
- Over the past 9 years, 1 in 2 medical school applicants in Arizona were minorities, compared to about 47% of white applicants