The pandemic ushers in a new wave of med school applications

The pandemic has ushered in a new wave of medical school applications.

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, med school applications increased 17.8 percent this year, including a 21 percent uptick from black students.

The takeaway? Similar to 9/11 increasing interest in serving in the military, the global crisis of the pandemic appears to have swelled the desire to help similarly alleviate this injustice through service in a medical capacity. Are we telling this story well with our science and STEM programs?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.