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Report on Residents

Table C6. Physician Retention in State of Residency Training, by State

Residents Who Completed Training, 2009-18

The table below displays the number and percentage of individuals who completed residency training in an ACGME-accredited program from 2009 through 2018, are not currently active in any GME program, and are practicing physicians in or out of the state of residency training. Data include graduates of MD-granting and DO-granting U.S. and Canadian schools as well as graduates of international medical schools. For example, 51.3% (1,427) of the 2,779 residents who completed a residency program in Alabama from 2009 through 2018 are currently practicing in Alabama. Please contact residentreport@aamc.org with any comments or questions.

Selected Finding: Overall, 54.6% of the individuals who completed residency training from 2009 through 2018 are practicing in the state of residency training. Retention rates range from 36.1% in the District of Columbia to 77.5% in California.

Practice Location
In State Out of State
State of Completed Residency Number Percent Number Percent Total
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Note: Data for physicians not represented in the AMA Physician Masterfile may be missing. About 6% of completed residents in GME Track® are not represented as active physicians in the AMA Physician Masterfile. As a result, practicing physicians may be underrepresented.

Source: GME Track as of Sept. 5, 2019, and AMA Physician Masterfile as of Dec. 31, 2018.