Active physicians in same state as GME in the U.S. by specialty 2017

The statistic displays the number of active physicians in the United States that were practicing in the same state where they graduated medical education in 2017, based on specialty. There were approximately 2,206 active physicians specializing in pain medicine and pain management who were practicing in the same state where they received their medical education. The largest number of active physicians are among primary care specialties such as internal medicine and general practice.

Number of active U.S. physicians practicing in same state as completed graduated medical education (GME) in 2017, by specialty

Number of physicians
Allergy & immunology1,923
Anatomic/clinical pathology5,565
Cardiovascular disease9,366
Child & adolescent psychiatry5,247
Critical care medicine5,631
Emergency medicine18,046
Endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism3,615
Family medicine/general practice56,778
General surgery10,004
Geriatric medicine2,948
Hematology & oncology6,925
Infectious disease4,487
Internal medicine56,851
Internal medicine/pediatrics2,687
Interventional cardiology1,517
Neonatal-perinatal medicine2,576
Neurological surgery1,754
Obstetrics & gynecology18,841
Orthopedic surgery6,582
Pain medicine & pain management2,206
Pediatric cardiology1,014
Pediatric hematology/oncology1,289
Physical medicine & rehabilitation3,781
Plastic surgery2,336
Preventive medicine2,553
Pulmonary disease2,215
Radiation oncology1,784
Radiology & diagnostic radiology11,531
Sports medicine (orthopedic surgery)673
Thoracic surgery1,259
Vascular & interventional radiology1,400
Vascular surgery1,269
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Release date

April 2018


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

GME: graduated medical education.

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