There are Now 953K Actively Licensed Physicians in U.S.
The newly released "2016 Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in the United States" has been published by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). The census, released every two years in the Journal of Medical Regulation, uses data received by the FSMB from the nation's state medical and osteopathic licensing boards.
The total population of licensed physicians has increased by 12% since 2010, growing from 850,085 actively licensed physicians in 2010 to 953,695 in 2016. Female physicians now account for one-third of all actively licensed physicians. In 2010, 30% were female, rising to 34% in 2016. The number of U.S. citizens who graduated from Caribbean medical schools increased by 95% since 2010. In 2010, there were 11,037 actively licensed physicians who were U.S. citizen Caribbean medical graduates, and in 2016 there were 21,519.
Source: Al Saint Jacques, MDLinx [7/24/17] via PMNews August 02, 2017 #5,983
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