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Report on Residents

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

Residents Who Completed Training, 2010-19

The table below displays the number and percentage of individuals who completed residency training in an ACGME-accredited program from 2010 through 2019, are not currently active in any GME program, and are practicing physicians in or out of the state of residency training. Data are for graduates of MD-granting and DO-granting U.S. and Canadian schools and of international medical schools. For example, 52.5% (1,490) of the 2,837 residents who completed a residency program in Alabama from 2010 through 2019 are currently practicing in Alabama. Please contact residentreport@aamc.org with any comments or questions.

Selected Finding: Overall, 55.5% of the individuals who completed residency training from 2010 through 2019 are practicing in the state of residency training. Retention rates range from 38.1% in the District of Columbia to 77.6% in California.

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State of Completed Residency Practice Location Total
In State Out of State
Number Percent Number Percent

Note: Data for physicians not represented in the AMA Physician Masterfile may be missing. About 6% of individuals who completed their residencies and are included in GME Track® data are not represented as active physicians in the AMA Physician Masterfile. As a result, practicing physicians may be underrepresented.

Source: GME Track® as of GMEdate, YYYY1, and AMA Physician Masterfile as of AMAdate, YYYY2.