The 2016 Facts & Figures Report

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is pleased to present Diversity in Medical Education: Facts & Figures 2016, the 19th report in the Facts & Figures Data Series. The 2016 report is the second edition of the series to be released in an interactive online format.

This report provides students, medical educators and administrators, researchers, policymakers, media, and the general public with a compendium of detailed statistical information on race, ethnicity, and gender in medical education in the United States for the 2014–2015 academic year, as well as nearly a decade’s worth of trend data on select topics. The report also includes supplemental data related to the education pipeline leading to the MD degree and other health sciences and health professions careers. The data presented are from a wide range of AAMC, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Census Bureau sources.

Considerable staff effort was involved in extracting the data, producing figures and tables, analyzing, and writing and thus reflects the dedication and contribution of the following research staff from the AAMC Diversity Policy and Programs (DPP) unit: Jennifer Eliason, EdM; Kehua Zhang, PhD; Charrisse Wilson; Norma Poll-Hunter, PhD; Malika Fair, MD; Chantez Bailey; Sherese Johnson, MPH; and Tiffani St. Cloud.

Many other AAMC staff members made significant contributions to the data collection, analysis, and reporting efforts. They include Imam Xierali, PhD; Marie Caulfield, PhD; Brianna Gunter, MPA; Eric LeMasters, MA; David Matthew, PhD; Collins Mikesell, MA; and Rae Ann Sloane.

The Facts & Figures Data Series is supported, in part, by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The foundation’s longtime support of the series, as well as other health professions initiatives, is greatly appreciated

The AAMC is committed to efforts to meet the growing demand for diversity data in medical education. Feedback regarding this online edition and suggestions for future editions in the Facts & Figures Data Series are welcome and can be submitted at For past editions, visit

Laura Castillo-Page, PhD 
Acting Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Association of American Medical Colleges
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Phone: (202) 828-0416