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State-by-State Graduate Medical Education Data

What is Graduate Medical Education (GME)?

All medical school graduates must complete a period of GME, or residency training, to be licensed to practice medicine in the United States. GME comprises the second phase — after medical school — of the formal education that prepares doctors for medical practice. During residency, doctors learn skills and techniques specific to their chosen specialty under the supervision of attending physicians and serve as part of a care team.

Key Facts about GME and Teaching Hospitals

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192

MD- and DO-granting schools
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1,100

teaching hospitals in the United States.
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89,000

Medicare-supported resident positions
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104,000

residents in training eligible for Medicare funding
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15,000+

residents training in slots not supposed by Medicare DGME
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21%

portion of the costs directly associated with residency training covered by Medicare

State-by-State GME Data

Central Region

  • 9 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 52 teaching hospitals
  • 5,700 residents in training
  • 842 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 MD- and DO-granting schools
  •  22 teaching hospitals
  • 1,294 residents in training
  • 154 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 MD- and DO-granting schools
  •  15 teaching hospitals
  •  877 residents in training
  •  246 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 1 MD-granting school
  • 7 teaching hospitals
  •  650 residents in training
  • 129 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 9 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 53 teaching hospitals
  • 6,187 residents in training
  • 917 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 MD-granting schools
  • 17 teaching hospitals
  • 1,503 residents in training
  • 63 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 6 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 24 teaching hospitals
  • 2,261 residents in training
  • 308 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 MD- granting schools
  • 8 teaching hospitals
  • 551 residents in training
  • 114 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 1 MD-granting schools
  •  teaching hospitals
  • 116 residents in training
  • 23 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  •  9 MD- and DO-granting schools
  •  55 teaching hospitals
  •  5,362 residents in training
  •  987 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 1 MD--granting school
  • 3 teaching hospitals
  • 130 residents in training
  • 97 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 MD-granting schools
  • 26 teaching hospitals
  • 1,395 residents in training
  • 227 residents not supported by Medicare DGME

Northeastern Region

  • 3 MD-granting schools
  • 16 teaching hospitals
  • 1,849 residents in training
  • 147 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  •  2 teaching hospitals
  •  230 residents in training
  •  27 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 1 DO-granting school
  •  5 teaching hospitals
  •  300 residents in training
  •  10 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 3 MD-granting schools
  • 16 teaching hospitals
  • 2,384 residents in training
  • 601 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 4 MD-granting schools
  •  31 teaching hospitals
  •  4,279 residents in training
  •  380 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 1 MD-granting school
  •  4 teaching hospitals
  •  374 residents in training
  • 5 MD- and DO-granting schools
  •  42 teaching hospitals
  •  3,381 residents in training
  •  300 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 19 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 82 teaching hospitals
  • 16,138 residents in training
  • 1,577 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 10 MD- and DO-granting schools
  •  70 teaching hospitals
  •  7,406 residents in training
  •  878 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 1 MD-granting school
  •  6 teaching hospitals
  •  751 residents in training
  •  98 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 1 MD-granting school
  •  1 teaching hospitals
  •  289 residents in training
  •  37 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 3 MD-granting schools
  • 6 teaching hospitals
  • 1,395 residents in training
  •  312 residents not supported by Medicare DGME

Western Region

  • 1 teaching hospital
  • 31 residents in training
  •  9 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 4 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 18 teaching hospitals
  • 1,423 residents in training
  • 396 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 15 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 103 teaching hospitals
  •  8,660 residents in training
  •  1,661 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 19 teaching hospitals
  • 972 residents in training
  • 169 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 1 MD-granting school
  • 8 teaching hospitals
  • 175 residents in training
  • 29 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 1 DO-granting school
  •  4 teaching hospitals
  •  43 residents in training
  •  3 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 4 teaching hospitals
  • 38 residents in training
  • 3 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 8 teaching hospitals
  • 551 residents in training
  • 114 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 7 teaching hospitals
  • 491 residents in training
  • 105 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 12 teaching hospitals
  •  819 residents in training
  •  244 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 7 teaching hospitals
  •  502 residents in training
  •  66 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 3 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 6 teaching hospitals
  •  1,201 residents in training
  •  302 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 teaching hospitals

Southern Region

  • 4 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 13 teaching hospitals
  • 924 residents in training
  • 70 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 3 MD- and DO-granting schools
  •  12 teaching hospitals
  •  450 residents in training
  • 118 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 11 MD- and DO-granting schools
  •  47 teaching hospitals
  •  3,945 residents in training
  •  797 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 16 MD- and DO-granting schools
  •  19 teaching hospitals
  •  1,828 residents in training
  •  232 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 3 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 15 teaching hospitals
  • 1,151 residents in training
  • 374 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 4 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 5 teaching hospitals
  • 1,836 residents in training
  • 332 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 2 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 7 teaching hospitals
  • 571 residents in training
  • 194 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 5 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 20 teaching hospitals
  • 3,058 residents in training
  • 880 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 3 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 14 teaching hospitals
  • 697 residents in training
  • 111 residents not supported by Medicare DGME 
  • 4 MD-granting schools
  • 12 teaching hospitals
  • 401 residents in training
  • 4 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 14 teaching hospitals
  • 1,164 residents in training
  • 310 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 6 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 17 teaching hospitals
  • 1,995 residents in training
  • 543 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 14 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 59 teaching hospitals
  • 5,586 residents in training
  • 1,499 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 6 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 24 teaching hospitals
  • 1,980 residents in training
  • 342 residents not supported by Medicare DGME
  • 3 MD- and DO-granting schools
  • 11 teaching hospitals
  • 774 residents in training
  • 97 residents not supported by Medicare DGME

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Counts of MD- and DO-granting institutions are taken from the accrediting bodies for these institutions, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association. Teaching hospitals counts, data on residents in training, and data on Medicare funding for residency is based on AAMC analysis of FY2017 Medicare cost report data, HCRIS Q2 2019 release. Where FY2017 wasn’t available, FY2016 data was used.