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

Residents Who Completed Training, 2008-17


The table below displays the number and percentage of individuals who completed residency training in an ACGME-accredited program 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. 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, 51.6% (1,430) of the 2,773 residents who completed a residency program in Alabama from 2008 through 2017 are currently practicing in Alabama. Please contact residentreport@aamc.org with any comments or questions.


Selected Finding: Overall, 54.2% of the individuals who completed residency training from 2008 through 2017 are practicing in the state of residency training. Retention rates range from 27.2% in Wyoming to 77.7% in California.

State of Completed ResidencyPractice Location Total
In StateOut of State
NumberPercentNumberPercent
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Note: 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.

Source: GME Track® as of Aug. 27, 2018, and AMA Physician Masterfile as of Dec. 31, 2017.


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