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20 States With Top Physician Retention

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The following states have the most physicians retained from undergraduate and graduate medical education, combined.

These percentages reflect the number of physicians who — out of a pool of physicians who graduated from medical school or osteopathic school and completed their GME in a state — are still active in that state.

Data is from the AMA Physician Masterfile and was presented in the Association of American Medical Colleges' 2013 State Physician Workforce Data Book

The national average is 66.6 percent, while the state median is 68.1 percent.

1. Hawaii — 85.8 percent
2. Arkansas — 80.6 percent
3. Texas — 80.4 percent
4. California — 80.1 percent
5. Nevada — 79.1 percent
6. Florida — 77.8 percent
7. Mississippi — 76.8 percent
8. Indiana — 76.8 percent
9. South Carolina — 76.5 percent
10. South Dakota — 76.5 percent
11. Alabama — 75.0 percent
12. Arizona — 74.2 percent
13. Kentucky — 74.2 percent
14. Oklahoma — 73.9 percent
15. Minnesota — 72.5 percent
16. Colorado — 72.4 percent
17. Georgia — 71.9 percent
18. Washington — 71.4 percent
19. Maine — 70.9 percent
20. Wisconsin — 70.5 percent

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