Top 20 States With Highest Physician Retention Rates

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The following figures represent the portion of physicians who graduated from medical or osteopathic school in the respective state and are still active in that state.

Data is from 2010 and was presented in the Association of American Medical Colleges' 2011 State Physician Workforce Data Book.

1. California — 61.9 percent
2. Texas — 59 percent
3. Arkansas — 58.2 percent
4. Mississippi — 54 percent
5. Hawaii — 53 percent
6. Indiana — 51.5 percent
7. Minnesota — 51 percent
8. Alabama — 50.4 percent
9. Florida — 49.6 percent
10. South Carolina — 49.2 percent
11. Oklahoma — 47.5 percent
12. Kentucky — 46.4 percent
13. Georgia — 46.3 percent
14. Washington — 45.6 percent
15. Oregon — 45.6 percent
16. Utah — 45.5 percent
17. Michigan — 44 percent
18. Arizona — 43.8 percent
19. Colorado — 42.9 percent
20. Ohio — 40.9 percent


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