This article is from the Medical Education FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric P. Wilkinson, M.D.)with numerous contributions by others.
Medical school admissions has always been competitive, as there are
always more applicants than there are seats. In recent years,
however, admissions has become even more competitive as the AAMC has
logged a record increase in applications which hit a peak of
approximately 45,000 applications during the 1995-1996 cycle, which
represents a ratio of about 3 applicants for every medical school
seat. Since then the number of applications filed has slowly