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Table C5: Physician Retention in State of Residency Training, by Last Completed GME Specialty and Sex

Residents Who Completed Training, 2008-17

The table below displays the number and percentage of individuals who completed residency training from 2008 through 2017, are not currently active in any GME program, and are practicing physicians in or out of the state of residency training, by specialty and sex. Data include graduates of MD-granting and DO-granting U.S. and Canadian medical schools as well as graduates of international medical schools. For example, 43.3% of men (219) and 52.2% of women (409) who completed a residency program in allergy and immunology from 2008 through 2017 went on to practice in the same state where they completed residency training. The data are displayed by the most recently completed ACGME-accredited specialty or subspecialty. Counts and percentages shown for specialties do not include counts and percentages for the related subspecialties. Please contact residentreport@aamc.org with any comments or questions.

Selected Finding: Overall, 58.0% of women who completed residency from 2008 through 2017 are practicing in the state of residency training, compared with 50.9% of men. The pattern of retention varies across specialties.

ACGME-Accredited Specialties and Subspecialties CompletedMenWomenTotal
In StateOut of StateIn StateOut of State
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Note: Completed residents whose sex was unavailable are excluded. Data for physicians not represented in the AMA Physician Masterfile may be missing. Approximately 5% of completed residents in GME Track® are not represented as active physicians in the AMA Physician Masterfile. As a result, the number of practicing physicians indicated may be underrepresented. Specialties with no reported residents were excluded.
Source: GME Track® as of Aug. 27, 2018, and AMA Physician Masterfile as of Dec. 31, 2017.