Women outnumber men at most medical schools - Macleans.ca

Women outnumber men at most medical schools

2009 figures show enrolment continues to increase

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The medical schools listed below are sorted by size of enrolment: from the largest, Université de Montréal, to the smallest—and newest—Northern Ontario School of Medicine. These 2009 figures show enrolment continues to increase (up 15 per cent compared to 2006), with women outnumbering men at most institutions.

Female students (%) Total enrolment
Montréal 66 1,253
UBC 55 1,006
Laval 70 991
Toronto 55 902
Sherbrooke 61 777
McGill 55 698
Alberta 48 630
Ottawa 63 615
Western 47 591
McMaster 62 541
Calgary 54 488
Manitoba 50 426
Dalhousie 55 414
Queen’s 49 404
Saskatchewan 54 299
Memorial 58 258
Northern Ontario* 68 225
Average 58 10,518

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*Northern Ontario School of Medicine is located at Lakehead and Laurentian universities.

Source: Office of Research and Information Services, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada