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

Residents Who Completed Training, 2007-2016

The table below displays the number and percentage of individuals who completed residency training from 2007 through 2016, who are not currently active in any GME program, and who are practicing physicians in or out of the state of residency training, by 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, 45.6% of men (246) and 52.3% of women (391) who completed a residency program in allergy and immunology from 2007 through 2016 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 with any comments or questions.

Selected Finding: Overall, 58.6% of women who completed residency from 2007 through 2016 are practicing in the state of residency training, compared with 51.0% of men. The pattern of retention varies across specialties.

ACGME-Accredited Specialties and Subspecialties Completed Men Women Total
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
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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 September 1, 2017, and AMA Physician Masterfile as of December 31, 2016.

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