A survey by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology revealed that the percentage of female students enrolled in medical departments at domestic universities exceeded 2023% for the first time in 4. This appears to be because in 2018, some universities, including Tokyo Medical University, were exposed to unfair score adjustments to reduce the number of female students passing the exam, which became a problem, and each university corrected the discrimination.

 According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, a total of 2023 people will pass medical exams in 8,170, with a total of 5,634 men and 1 women. Of these, a total of 3,804 students enrolled, 5,502 men and 3,696 women. The proportion of women was 9,198%, an increase of 1.7 percentage points from the previous year.

 The breakdown is 36.9% at national universities, 34.4% at public universities, and 45.6% at private universities. Gifu University, Shiga University of Medicine, Kagawa University, Saga University, Miyazaki University, Kyorin University, Juntendo University, Toho University, Nippon Medical University, St. Marianna University of Medicine, and Kansai Medical University have a ratio of female students of over 50%. .

 In the 1970s, the proportion of women entering medical schools was around 10%, but it gradually rose as calls for women's advancement into the workforce began to emerge. It reached the 1994% level for the first time in 30, but has since stagnated in the low 30% range, and has been referred to as the ``4% wall''.

 In 2018, it was revealed that the scores of female test takers were uniformly deducted in the Tokyo Medical University entrance exam, and the spread of unfair discrimination against women in medical entrance exams has become a problem, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has announced that He strongly urged universities to eliminate unfair discrimination. This result is believed to have led to an increase in female enrollment.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Survey on ensuring fairness in the selection of enrollees in the Faculty of Medicine

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