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Diversity in Medicine: Facts and Figures 2019

Figure 8. Percentage of matriculants to U.S. medical schools by race/ethnicity (alone), academic year 2018-2019

Figure 8 highlights the percentage of matriculants by racial/ethnic group. Whites (49.9%) and Asians (22.1%) represented the two largest racial/ethnic groups of matriculants. The two smallest were American Indian or Alaska Native (0.2%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%). The percentage of matriculants of Multiple Race/Ethnicity (9.5%) exceeded the percentage of Black or African American matriculants (7.1%) and the percentage of Hispanic, Latino, or of Spanish Origin matriculants (6.2%).