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UAlbany: Racial/Ethnic Diversity of New Physicians in New York

The University at Albany School of Public Health’s Center for Health Workforce Studies found that while the gender diversity of new physicians in New York has achieved parity with the U.S. population, the racial/ethnic diversity of new physicians has not.

Data was taken from the Survey of Residents Completing Training in New York conducted by the Center for Health Workforce Studies in the spring and summer of 2018. This survey, administered annually with the cooperation and assistance of residency program directors and hospitals’ graduate medical education administrators across the state, consists of 32 questions covering 4 general topical areas: residents’ demographic and background characteristics, residents’ post-graduation plans, characteristics of post-graduation employment (for residents with confirmed practice plans), and residents’ experiences in searching for a job and their impressions of the physician job market (for residents who had searched for a job).

Results showed that fifty percent of new physicians were female, approximately the same as the U.S. population. However, only fifteen percent of physicians completing training in New York were underrepresented minorities (URMs). In comparison, 33 percent of the U.S. population are URMs.

Full findings from the study.

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