PMID: 5908423Apr 2, 1966

Medical education. I. Medical students in Canadian universities: report of statistics, 1965-66

Canadian Medical Association Journal
D G FISH, G G Clarke


Enrolment in the 12 Canadian medical schools in 1965-66 reached a new high of 4023, an increase of 3.8% over 1964-65. The percentage of women among medical students (11.4%) was close to that for the preceding two years. The decline in the numbers of students from outside Canada continued into the present year; in 1965-66, 9.1% of medical students were non-Canadian. This decline has been primarily in the number of students from the U.S.A. The number of students from Commonwealth countries has shown a steady increase over the seven-year period under review; in 1965-66 they make up nearly one-half of all non-Canadian students. It was noted that 27% of overseas students came to Canada under governmental or intergovernmental sponsorship. Of the Canadian students, 95% came from the "home" provinces of the medical schools.

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