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Another ACA attack bites the dust: U.S. Medical School Applications Set New Record

Just a quickie: Among the many, many attacks on the ACA over the past 6 years, one which never really took hold was the claim that the ACA would make things so cumbersome and unpleasant for physicians that it would cause a massive shortage of doctors to handle the burden (of course, the fact that the "burden" would consist of "millions of people receiving healthcare for the first time in years or decades" always seemed to be left out).

Well, guess what?

U.S. Medical School Applications Set New Record

There’s unprecedented interest in becoming a doctor as applications to U.S. medical schools hit an all-time high this year of more than 52,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The association, which represents all 144 accredited U.S. medical schools and nearly 400 teaching hospitals,said  the 52,550 total applications this year were up 6.2% from 49,480 in 2014.

What’s more, first-time applicants, who are considered a more telling measure of someone’s interest in becoming a doctor,  jumped nearly 5% to 38,460 from 36,697 first-time applicants in 2014, according to the association’s report.