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Total doctors of medicine in the U.S. 1949-2015

Total number of doctors of medicine in the U.S. from 1949 to 2015*

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Release date

September 2018


United States

Survey time period

1949 to 2015

Supplementary notes

Values not included in the pdf version of "Health, United States" were taken from the trend tables.
* Includes MDs engaged in federal and nonfederal patient care (office-based or hospital-based) and other professional activities.
** Estimated by the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Administration. Active doctors of medicine (MDs) include those with address unknown and primary specialty not classified.

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