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Medical Students/Residents

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Medical Students/Residents

The following sections provide data and information regarding medical students.

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degrees Conferred

The following chart and table present information on degrees conferred at all Georgia institutions providing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.

Doctor of Medicine Degrees Conferred at Georgia Institutions

Chart showing Doctor of Medicine degrees conferred at all Georgia Institutions

Doctor of Medicine Degrees Conferred at Georgia Institutions

Institution 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007
Emory University 110 103 110 107 103 110 110
Medical College of Georgia (MCG) 170 169 173 158 143 153 183
Mercer University 52 48 52 42 54 54 64
Morehouse School of Medicine 30 35 35 39 44 38 46

Source: Emory University, Mercer University, and Morehouse School of Medicine are data from The Integrated and Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the Medical College of Georgia is data from University System of Georgia.

Medicine Degrees Conferred Maps

Medical School Enrollment

The following chart and table provide information on enrollment in Georgia’s Medical Schools, as reported by the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce (GBPW) through data reported to the GBPW by the medical schools.

Total Student Enrollment

Total Student Enrollment  2005 - 2009

Total Student Enrollment

Medical School 2005-2006 2006-2007 2008-2009
Emory University School of Medicine 462 455 498
Medical College of Georgia (MCG) 711 734 750
Mercer University School of Medicine 239 246 279
Morehouse School of Medicine 196 210 217
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 84 168 338
Total: 1692 1813 2082

Source: The Georgia Board for Physician Workforce (GBPW) through data reported to the GBPW by the medical schools

Note: The GBPW does not currently have 2007-2008 Enrollment Data available on their website.

Medical Students per 100,000 Population

The following chart and table present information on enrolled students at Georgia institutions providing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree per 100,000 population in Georgia compared to the national average.

Rate of Medical Students per 100,000 Population

Chart showing enrolled students at all Georgia institutions providing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree per 100,000 population in Georgia

Rate of Medical Students per 100,000 Population

Year Georgia National Average
2000-2001 18 28.61
2006-2007 19 26.6
2007-2008 20.5 29.2
2008-2009 21.7 29

Source: Data was compiled by the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce (GBPW) with data provided by the AAMC Center for Workforce Studies, State Physician Workforce Data Book and the U.S. Census Bureau.

1The GBPW did not provide the national average for 2000-2001; this data was compiled directly from AAMC.

Medicine Graduates per 100,000 Population

The following chart and table present information on graduates at all Georgia institutions providing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree per 100,000 population.

Medicine Graduates per 100,000 Population in Georgia

Chart showing Medicine Graduates per 100,000 Population

Medicine Graduates per 100,000 Population in Georgia

Year Medicine Graduates per 100,000 population in Georgia
2001 4.30
2002 4.13
2003 4.23
2004 3.88
2005 3.78
2006 3.80
2007 4.22

Source: The Integrated and Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the U.S. Census Bureau

Physician Retention of Georgia’s Medical School Graduates

The following chart and table provide information on the retention of graduates from Georgia medical schools as practicing physicians in the state of Georgia. The data is reported by the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce (GBPW) with data provided by American Medical Association (AMA) Directory of Physicians in the U.S and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Physician Retention by Medical School as of June 2008

Chart showing Physician Retention by Medical School as of June 2008

Physician Retention by Medical School as of June 2008

Medical School % of M.D. Graduates Practicing in GA
Emory University School of Medicine 37.6%
Medical College of Georgia (MCG) 52.5%
Mercer University School of Medicine 60.1%
Morehouse School of Medicine 44.9%

Source: Georgia Board for Physician Workforce (GBPW) with data provided by American Medical Association (AMA) Directory of Physicians in the U.S and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). (AMA) Directory of Physicians in the U.S and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Note: The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will graduate its first class in 2009

Residency Enrollment

The following chart and table present information regarding enrollment in residency programs, as reported by the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce (GBPW) with data provided by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

2008-2009 Number of Residency Positions

Residency Enrollment Chart

2008-2009 Number of Residency Positions

Teaching Institution Approved/Accredited Positions Filled Positions
Atlanta Medical Center 81 78
Emory 1137 1051
Floyd Medical Center 21 22
Medical Center of Central Georgia 109 97
Medical College of Georgia 435 403
Memorial Health University Medical Center 118 117
Morehouse School of Medicine 140 133
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital 16 16
Satilla Regional Medical Center 6 6
The Medical Center, Inc. 41 40
Total: 2104 1963

Source: The Georgia Board for Physician Workforce (GBPW) with data provided by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Residency Enrollment Maps