Medical school graduates – Texas ranks third in 2022.

In the latest article found in Becker’s Hospital Review Texas ranks third in the United States with the number of medical school graduates. The reported data comes from 2022 reports listing a total number of new medical school graduates, allopathic and osteopathic at 28,753. New York continues to rank first with 2,628, Pennsylvania in second with 1,902 and Texas third with 1,897 medical school graduates. When I joined the Texas Medical Board back in 1985 Texas only had eight medical schools. Today in 2023 Texas now has sixteen, thirteen allopathic and three osteopathic. The newest schools located in Huntsville, Fort Worth, San Antonio and the latest will be in Tyler. Of these four locations two of the schools are allopathic and two are osteopathic. The growth of medical schools has been exciting but there is still a great need for more post graduate training in Texas. It will be exciting to see Becker’s numbers in the future as Texas continues to be a hot bed for medical education!