found at physician's news digest, oct 12th edition:
plans for a new medical school in scranton
there is a maldistribution of medical education in pennsylvania, and in the country. but there's also a huge national need that calls for the graduation of at least 30 percent more medical students. and there's probably an international need, in that 50 percent of first year residents - people who've just finished medical school - are not
graduates of u.s. medical colleges. in essence, we are taking a scarce resource from underdeveloped countries....
...according to the association of american medical colleges, about 54.5 percent of applicants to u.s. medical schools
do not matriculate - are not accepted. in 2005 there were 1283 applicants to pennsylvania medical schools, 675 of whom did not matriculate; 384 matriculated in state - which is 29.9 percent of the total - and 224 matriculated out of state....
since merger of mcp/hahnemann into drexel university school of medicine should help shortage of docs in pa. giving heads up for those nurses considering career change.