For the nineteenth consecutive year we publish this week statistics dealing with medical education in the United States. The statistics this year show a continuation of the steady improvement since the publishing of the statistics was begun in 1901.
CHANGES OF THE YEAR
The figures show a total enrolment of 13,052 medical students, or 578 less than a year ago. Divided by classes, the total enrolment in the second, third and fourth year classes showed an increase of 601 over the previous year, but this was more than offset by the decrease of 1,179 students in the first year class due largely, if not entirely, to the volunteering or drafting of premedical and freshmen students during 1918. The medical schools had already passed the low ebb in the enrolments resulting from the enforcement of higher entrance requirements, and an increase was expected. The indications are that had it not been