Table 2

African-educated IMGs in the US physician workforce by country of citizenship at entry to medical school

2005

2015

Number

% of total

Number

% of total

% change

EGYPT

3655

34.27

4189

30.92

+14.61

NIGERIA a

2203

20.66

3232

23.85

+46.71

SOUTH AFRICA

1633

15.31

1485

10.96

−9.06

GHANA

547

5.13

730

5.39

+33.46

ETHIOPIA

355

3.33

666

4.92

+87.61

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

313

2.94

537

3.96

+71.57

JORDAN

220

2.06

201

1.48

−8.64

SUDAN

218

2.04

410

3.03

+88.07

UNITED KINGDOM

180

1.69

208

1.54

+15.56

KENYA

151

1.42

206

1.52

+36.42

INDIA

140

1.31

184

1.36

+31.43

ZIMBABWE

113

1.06

122

0.9

+7.96

UGANDA

90

0.84

114

0.84

+26.67

LIBYA

78

0.73

278

2.05

+256.41

ALGERIA

77

0.72

100

0.74

+29.87

PAKISTAN

60

0.56

71

0.52

+18.33

MOROCCO

59

0.55

96

0.71

+62.71

CAMEROON

52

0.49

105

0.77

+101.92

SYRIA

52

0.49

72

0.53

+38.46

LEBANON

48

0.45

45

0.33

−6.25

Other sub-Saharan

173

1.62

200

1.48

+15.61

Other African (non sub-Saharan)

59

0.55

64

0.47

+8.47

Other (non-African)

188

1.76

234

1.73

+24.47

Total sub-Saharana

5535

51.90

7270

53.66

+31.35

Total African (non sub-Saharan)

3928

36.83

4727

34.88

+20.34

Total other (non-African)

1201

11.26

1552

11.45

+29.23

anations in bold are considered Sub-Saharan Africa total numbers for Table 2 differ from Table 1 because of missing citizenship information <0.05% of the physicians did not have citizenship information coded in the ECFMG database