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Physician Census

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. 

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Key Findings from 2020 Census

2020 Census Total

Since 2010, the U.S. has added 168,691 physicians that serve a national population of 331 million people. Growth continues to be driven largely by newly licensed physicians entering the workforce.

Licensed Physicians

Nearly one-quarter (23%) of the nation’s physicians currently hold two or more active licenses from state medical boards.

Female Physicians

The percentage of licensed female physicians continues to increase. While the average age of licensed physicians has risen since 2010, female physicians are on average seven years younger than their male counterparts.

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