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Top 5 Specialties With Highest Percentage of Active Female Physicians

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Pediatrics included the highest percentage of active female physicians in the United States in 2010, according to the 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 total number of active female physicians in 2010 was 242,424.

The top five specialties with the highest percentage of female physicians in 2010 were:

•    Pediatrics — 58.1 percent
•    Internal Medicine/Pediatrics — 49.7 percent
•    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry — 48.2 percent
•    Obstetrics & Gynecology — 47.4 percent
•    Geriatric Medicine — 46.6 percent

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