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Table 1:

Native and Foreign-born Physicians in the U.S.

 

 

Native

Foreign

% Foreign

 

Total

Born

Born

Born

1970

334,028

276,709

57,319

17.2%

1994

684,414

529,736

154,678

22.6%

2002

874,589

675,886

198,703

22.7%

% increase, 1970-2002

161.8%

144.3%

246.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: American Medical Association, International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in the U.S.

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Table 2:

MD Degrees Conferred by U.S. Medical Schools

Year

Total

Men

Women

1949-50

5,612

5,028

584

1959-60

7,032

6,645

387

1969-70

8,314

7,615

699

1979-80

14,902

11,416

3,486

1989-90

15,075

9,923

5,152

1990-91

15,043

9,629

5,414

1991-92

15,243

9,796

5,447

1992-93

15,531

9,679

5,852

1993-94

15,368

9,544

5,824

1994-95

15,537

9,507

6,030

1995-96

15,341

9,061

6,280

1996-97

15,571

9,121

6,450

1997-98

15,424

9,006

6,418

1998-99

15,562

8,954

6,608

1999-2000

15,286

8,761

6,525

2000-01

15,403

8,728

6,675

 

 

 

 

Source:U.S. Dept. of Education, "Digest of Education Statistics 2002,"

June 2003. Table 259.

 

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.