Biennial Report of the Director

Appendix E: Research Training and Graduate Medical Education Data

National Research Service Award (NRSA) and National Library of Medicine Research Training Programs Ph.D. Recipients by Field of Study 1



Field of Study FY 2009 FY 2010
 Life Sciences 2,431 2,466
 Biological/Biomedical Sciences 2,214 2,214
 Anatomy 3 1
 Bacteriology 9 11
 Biochemistry 203 192
 Bioinformatics 37 26
 Biology/Biological Sciences, General 43 50
 Biology/Biomedical Sciences, Other 12 13
 Biomedical Sciences 82 74
 Biometrics & Biostatistics 22 31
 Biophysics 57 69
 Biotechnology 2 5
 Botany/Plant Biology 6 6
 Cancer Biology 82 105
 Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 125 122
 Computational Biology 0 18
 Developmental Biology/Embryology 56 61
 Ecology 4 5
 Endocrinology 8 4
 Entomology 2 1
 Evolutionary Biology 20 21
 Genetics, Human & Animal 125 130
 Immunology 190 205
 Microbiology 185 132
 Molecular Biology 199 184
 Neuroscience 447 413
 Nutritional Sciences 18 25
 Parasitology 6 15
 Pathology, Human & Animal 30 26
 Pharmacology, Human & Animal 138 98
 Physiology, Human & Animal 48 72
 Plant Genetics 6 6
 Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 0 1
 Structural Biology 0 15
 Toxicology 44 28
 Virology 0 48
 Zoology 5 1
 Health Sciences 213 250
 Environmental Health 3 6
 Environmental Toxicology 6 0
 Epidemiology 52 91
 Gerontology 0 1
 Health Sciences, General 5 0
 Health Sciences, Other 7 8
 Health Systems/Service Administration 3 2
 Kinesiology/Exercise Sciences 4 5
 Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Sciences 23 21
 Nursing Science 57 50
 Oral Biology/Oral Pathology 0 3
 Public Health 35 42
 Rehabilitation/Therapeutic Services 5 4
 Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 10 10
 Veterinary Sciences 3 7
Agricultural Sciences/Natural Resources 4 2
 Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding 0 0
 Agricultural Economics 0 0
 Agricultural Science, Other 0 0
 Environmental Science 3 1
 Fishing and Fisheries Sciences/Management 0 0
 Food Sciences and Technology, Other 0 1
 Horticulture Science 0 0
 Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 1 0
 Plant Sciences, Other 0 0
 Soil Chemistry/Microbiology 0 0
 Soil Sciences, Other 0 0
 Social Sciences 291 303
Psychology> 227 240
 Clinical Psychology 91 93
 Cognitive & Psycholinguistics 34 28
 Comparative Psychology 0 0
 Counseling 2 2
 Developmental & Child Psychology 23 28
 Educational Psychology 0 1
 Experimental Psychology 9 9
 Family Psychology 1 0
 Human Development & Family Studies 11 8
 Industrial & Organizational Psychology 0 1
 Personality Psychology 4 3
 Physiological/Psychobiology 18 27
 Psychology, General 4 10
 Psychology, Other 7 6
 Psychometrics & Quantitative 3 3
 School Psychology 1 0
 Social Psychology 19 21
Social Sciences 64 63
 Anthropology 7 2
 Criminal Justice and Corrections 2 0
 Criminology 0 0
 Demography/Population Studies 3 4
 Economics 12 11
 Geography 1 0
 Linguistics 2 2
 Political Science and Government 1 0
 Public Policy Analysis 3 6
 Social Sciences, General 0 1
 Social Sciences, Other 1 3
 Sociology 32 34
 Statistics 0 0
 Physical Sciences 156 139
Chemistry 93 83
 Analytical Chemistry 11 19
 Chemistry, General 12 7
 Chemistry, Other 16 17
 Inorganic Chemistry 7 10
 Organic Chemistry 34 20
 Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry 0 0
 Physical Chemistry 10 6
 Polymer Chemistry 3 2
 Theoretical Chemistry 0 2
Computer Sciences 13 5
 Computer Science 8 2
 Computer & Information Sciences, Other 4 3
 Information Science & Systems 1 0
Mathematics 19 22
 Analysis and Functional Analysis 1 1
 Applied Mathematics 4 6
 Computing Theory and Practice 0 0
 Geometry/Geometric Analysis 0 0
 Mathematics/Statistics, Other 1 3
 Statistics 13 12
 Topology/Foundations 0 0
 Ocean/Marine Sciences 1 1
 Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 0 1
 Marine Sciences 1 0
Physics 29 28
 Acoustics 0 0
 Applied Physics 4 1
 Atomic/Molecular/Chemical Physics 0 1
 Biophysics 13 10
 Condensed Matter/Low Temperature Physics 0 1
 Medical Physics/Radiological Science 0 9
 Nuclear Physics 1 0
 Optics/Phototonics 3 1
 Particle (Elementary) Physics 0 0
 Physics, General 4 2
 Physics, Other 4 3
 Plasma/Fusion Physics 0 1
 Polymer Physics 0 0
 Engineering 198 189
 Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical 1 0
 Bioengineering and Biomedical 146 138
 Chemical 25 26
 Civil 1 0
 Computer 0 0
 Electrical, Electronics and Communications 9 14
 Engineering Mechanics 0 1
 Engineering, Other 2 1
 Environmental Health Engineering 0 1
 Industrial and Manufacturing 0 0
 Materials Science 6 2
 Mechanical 6 5
 Nuclear 0 0
 Ocean 1 0
 Operations Research 1 0
 Polymer and Plastics 1 0
 Systems 0 1
 Education 11 20
 Humanities 3 5
 Other Fields 29 18
 TOTAL 3,119 3,140

1 Source: Data drawn from NIH Trainee and Fellow File, IMPAC II, and the Doctorate Records File on 6/5/2012.

Demographic Characteristics of NRSA Participants2

Characteristic FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011
Gender
Female 52.5% 52.3% 52.6%
Male 45.3% 44.8% 45.2%
Unknown 1.4% 1.6% 0.2%
Withheld 0.8% 1.3% 2.0%
Race
White 64.8% 64.5% 65.3%
Asian 14.9% 14.6% 14.0%
African American 7.2% 7.2% 7.1%
Native American 0.8% 0.7% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
Multiple Races (including more than 1 race) 1.2% 1.8% 2.9%
Unknown 5.6% 5.2% 3.4%
Withheld 5.2% 5.7% 6.5%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 7.6% 7.8% 8.8%
Non-Hispanic 80.6% 80.3% 80.9%
Unknown 9.9% 9.3% 6.7%
Withheld 2.0% 2.7% 3.5%

Source: Data drawn from IMPAC II Current Files for Trainees & Pub files for Fellowships as of 6/4/2012 and is subject to change. For individuals whose Race or Ethnicity was Unknown or Withheld, IMPAC II data were supplemented with information from the Doctorate Records File.

Successfully Completed Residency and Subspecialty Training By Academic Year

NIH Clinical Center Program Specialty Successfully Completed
2009/2010 2010/2011
Allergy and Immunology 3 1
Medical Genetics 4 1
Medical Biochemical Genetics 2 0
Critical Care Medicine 3 4
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism 5 5
Hematology 2 4
Infectious Disease 5 2
Oncology 4 12
Rheumatology 3 4
Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical 3 4
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine 2 2
Cytopathology 1 1
Hematology (Pathology) 2 3
Pediatric Endocrinology 1 2
Psychiatry 1 2
Vascular Neurology 2 2
Hospice and Palliative Medicine 1 4
Neurological Surgery (new program) 0 0
Total 44 53