- Associated Press - Saturday, January 2, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A study on doctors says Mississippi remains in last place when it comes to the number of doctors per capita but has seen a sizeable increase in student enrollment.

The Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/1P8DVFP ) reported Friday that the Association of American Medical Colleges study shows that medical and osteopathic student enrollment in Mississippi increased 137 percent over the last decade, compared 33 percent nationwide.

The state has made a concerted effort in recent years to increase the number of doctors it trains.

In 2005 the University of Mississippi’s medical school increased enrollment, going from 100 students a year to 145.

But Dr. LouAnn Woodward, the school’s dean, says it takes time for those students to process through the system.

William Carey University also launched the College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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