Applicants Double For FAU Medical School

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Atlantic University’s new medical school has received almost 3,000 applications for 64 slots.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel (http://sunsent.nl/zIM3HF ) reports the school — which opened in August — has doubled the number of applications it received for its initial class.

The medical school has a partnership with The Scripps Research Institute. The partnership allows some students an opportunity to pursue a PhD from the Scripps Kellogg School of Science while they are completing their medical degree.

School officials say the pool of applicants is diverse. Forty six percent of the applicants are women, 21 percent are Asian, 16 percent Hispanic and 13 percent black.

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Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel, http://www.sun sentinel.com

Source: Associated Press

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