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Table C1. Number of Medical School Graduates, by Last Completed GME Specialty

Medical School Graduation Years 2005-2006 through 2011-2012

The table below displays the number of U.S. MD-granting medical school graduates who completed a residency program in each specialty, by type of medical degree program (e.g., MD-PhD). The data are displayed for the most recently completed ACGME-accredited specialty and subspecialty as of December 31, 2016. For example, for the graduating class of 2011-2012, emergency medicine was the last completed specialty for 1,212 MD graduates, 11 MD-PhD graduates, and 39 graduates with another combined MD-graduate degree (e.g., MD-MPH). The graduation years are shown in three-year increments, from 2005-2006 through 2011-2012. Individuals who are shown as having completed a residency may be active again in another residency program. Counts shown for specialties do not include counts for the related subspecialties. Please contact with any comments or questions.

Selected Finding: Looking at the 2011-2012 U.S. MD-granting medical school graduates, 76.8% completed at least one residency training program within four years of graduating.

ACGME-Accredited Specialties and Subspecialties Completed Medical School Graduation Year
2005-2006 2008-2009 2011-2012
MD MD-PhD MD-Other MD MD-PhD MD-Other MD MD-PhD MD-Other
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Note: The counts of MD graduates includes individuals who graduated with an MD, as well as those who graduated with a BA-MD or a BS-MD dual degree. The "MD-Other" category includes the following combined degrees: MA-MD, MS-MD, MD-Dental, MD-JD, MD-MBA, MD-MPH, MD-MPA, and MD-Other. ACGME specialties and subspecialties with no graduates in the years displayed were excluded.

Source: GME Track® as of September 1, 2017, and the Student Records System (SRS) as of October 16, 2017.

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