Women in schools for selected health professions, 1980-1981 and 2002-2003 (vertical bar chart): Medicine: 1980-81, 26.5%; 2002-03, 46.7%. Dentistry: 1980-81, 17.0%; 2002-03, 42.0%. Nursing: 1980-81, 94.3%; 2002-03, 90.8%. Public health: 1980-81, 55.2%; 2002-03, 68.5%. Pharmacy: 1980-81, 47.4%; 2002-03, 65.7%. Social work: 1980-81, 75.9%; 2002-03, 82.7%. Dietetics:* 2002-03: 91.2.

*Data from 1980-81 are unavailable.

Source: American Association of Medical Colleges. AMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File, Medical School Student as of 7/14/2003; American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. 2003 Annual Report on Osteopathic Medical Education; American Dental Association, Survey Center, 2002-03 Survey of Predoctoral Dental Education; Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry. Annual Students Survey, 2002-2003; American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Profile of Pharmacy Students, Fall 2002; Association of Schools of Public Health. 2002 Annual data Report; American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 2002-2003 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing; Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education. Unpublished data; Council on Social Work Education. Unpublished data.