Monday, January 6, 2014

Numerus Clausus remains the same, 7,492 medical students to move into second year in 2014

The Numerus Clausus--the number of students admitted to the second year of medical school in France, has been set at 7,492 for the coming year. This effectively controls the future supply of physicians in France. It is set by the central government (ministries of health and higher education) and is based on assessments of the population health needs of the country as well as trends in physician practice and activity. The number applies to all medical schools in the country and each medical faculty is given a target number.