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ACGME publishes 2017-2018 statistics on GME and residents

Residency Program Insider, September 27, 2018

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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently released its 2017-2018 statistics on graduate medical education (GME) programs and resident physicians. These statistics show that the number of ACGME-accredited programs have continued to grow. The number of programs at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year totaled 11,214; this is 5.1% more programs than the previous year. More than half of these new programs were for general specialties, which meet a variety of needs and thus serve a vast number of the population.


A record-breaking 31,355 residents entered the pipeline this past academic year, which is about 1,500 more than the 2016-2017 year. Residents entering the pipeline are those who seek training in specialties that will lead to primary board certification. The majority of residents entering pipeline programs in the 2017-2018 year selected programs in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, and obstetrics and gynecology.


Over the past decade, the total number of residents in pipeline programs has grown 23%.

These results appear to match data from a survey given to program directors, co-sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Click here for more information on that survey.


Source: ACGME
 



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