The FSMB’s biennial Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in the United States provides the nation with the most comprehensive compilation of physician license and demographic information available. The Census, last completed in 2018, plays a significant role in helping policymakers and health care organizations better understand the nation’s health care workforce.
In 2018, female physicians accounted for 35% of all licensed physicians, rising from 30% in 2010
Physicians From Around The World
The U.S. licensed physician population is diverse with 23% graduating from international medical schools
In 2018, the mean age of licensed physicians is 51.5 years, which is almost a year higher than the mean age of 50.7 years reported in 2010