5 Specialties With Lowest Percentages of Active MDs & DOs
2012 Physician Specialty Data Book," prepared by the Center for Workforce Studies at the Association of American Medical Colleges.
The primary data sources for this report include the American Medical Association 2011 Physician Masterfile, population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau and the AAMC/AMA National Graduate Medical Education Census.
The five specialties with the lowest percentage of active physicians with an MD degree in 2010 were:
• Physical medicine and rehabilitation — 60.5 percent
• Internal medicine — 58.2 percent
• Neonatal-perinatal medicine — 58.1 percent
• Nephrology — 54.6 percent
• Geriatric medicine — 46.9 percent
The five specialties with the lowest percentage of active physicians with a DO degree in 2010 were:
• Urology — 2 percent
• Radiation oncology — 1.8 percent
• Neurological surgery — 1.6 percent
• Thoracic surgery — 1.5 percent
• Plastic surgery — 1.2 percent
More Articles on Practice Management:28% of Orthopedic Surgeons Currently, Plan to Participate in ACOs
10 Ways to Improve Collections at Medical Practices
7 Ways to Earn Respect, Rather Than Demand It
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.
New from Becker's ASC Review