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

Residents Who Completed Training, 2006-2015

The table below displays the number and percentage of individuals who completed residency training in an ACGME-accredited program from 2006 through 2015, who are not currently active in any GME program, and who 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 medical schools as well as graduates of international medical schools. For example, 50.6 percent (1,355) of the 2,678 residents who completed a residency program in Alabama from 2006 through 2015 are currently practicing in Alabama. Please contact with any comments or questions.

Selected Finding: Overall, 53.6 percent of the individuals who completed residency training from 2006 through 2015 are practicing in the state of residency training. Retention rates range from 32.8 percent in Delaware to 77.4 percent in California.

State of Completed Residency Practice Location Total
In State Out of State
Number Percent Number Percent
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Note: Data for physicians not represented in the AMA Physician Masterfile may be missing. About 5 percent 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.

Source: GME Track® as of August 30, 2016, and AMA Physician Masterfile as of December 31, 2015.

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