Top 5 Specialties With the Largest Number of Active Physicians

There were more internal medicine physicians in the United States in 2010 than any other specialty physicians, 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 top five specialties with the largest number of active physicians in 2010 were:

1. Internal Medicine — 109,048
2. Family Medicine/General Practice — 106,549
3. Pediatrics — 55,509
4. Obstetrics & Gynecology — 40,377
5. Anesthesiology — 40,123

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