GME programs grew 14% in past decade

Resident and fellow enrollment in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education programs grew by more than 14,000, or 14.4 percent, between 2004 and 2014, according to biennial data on the physician workforce from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Programs grew in every state except Hawaii during this time period, according to the report.

Here are four more key findings on GME programs from the AAMC.

  • By 2014, every state had an ACGME-accredited program, though the number of slots in each state varied greatly.
  • Alaska had the lowest, with 4.9 fellows and students enrolled in ACGME-accredited programs per 100,000 population in 2014, and Massachusetts had the highest with 81.7 per 100,000 population. The national average was 36.9.
  • Nationally, there were 13.6 primary care residents and fellows per 100,000 population enrolled in GME programs in 2014, with the highest concentrations in the Northeast and Midwest.
  • There were more residents and fellows in GME programs in 2014 than students in medical schools due to international medical graduates, who accounted for about one-quarter of residents and fellows in the U.S.


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