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Biennial Report of the Director
National Institutes of Health Fiscal Years 2006 & 2007



Appendices

Appendix D:
Research Training and Graduate Medical Education Data

National Research Service Award (NRSA) and National Library of Medicine (NLM) Research Training Programs

Ph.D.s Awarded to NIH Trainees and Fellows

Field of Study* FY 2005 FY 2006
  Life Sciences 2,053 1,651
  Biological/Biomedical Sciences 1,850 1,466
  Biochemistry 195 166
  Biomedical Sciences 71 56
  Biophysics 60 51
  Biotechnology 5 4
  Bacteriology 3 1
  Plant Genetics 10 6
  Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 1 1
  Plant Physiology 1 3
  Botany/Plant Biology 1 2
  Anatomy 3 1
  Biometrics & Biostatistics 34 18
  Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 109 105
  Ecology 5 2
  Developmental Biology/Embryology 70 48
  Endocrinology 8 2
  Entomology 2 3
  Immunology 150 120
  Molecular Biology 226 195
  Microbiology 148 107
  Neuroscience 292 259
  Nutritional Sciences 22 9
  Parasitology 2 10
  Toxicology 33 23
  Genetics, Human & Animal 124 82
  Pathology, Human & Animal 30 24
  Pharmacology, Human & Animal 117 80
  Physiology, Human & Animal 55 42
  Zoology, Other 2 6
  Biology/Biological Sciences, General 27 21
  Biology/Biomedical Sciences, Other 44 19
  Health Sciences 197 180
  Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 20 11
  Environmental Health 2 6
  Environmental Toxicology 7 8
  Health Systems/Service Administration 2 1
  Public Health 24 34
  Epidemiology 58 39
  Kinesiology/Exercise Sciences 9 7
  Nursing Science 46 56
  Pharmacy 7 1
  Rehabilitation/Therapeutic Services 2 2
  Veterinary Medicine 1 1
  Health Sciences, General 3 6
  Health Sciences, Other 16 8
  Agricultural Sciences/Natural Resources 6 5
  Agricultural Economics 1 0
  Poultry Science 1 1
  Animal Science, Other 3 1
  Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 1 1
  Plant Sciences, Other 0 1
  Environmental Science 0 1
  Social Sciences 396 259
  Psychology 321 201
  Clinical 137 57
  Cognitive & Psycholinguistics 25 27
  Counseling 7 3
  Developmental & Child 45 25
  Human Development & Family Studies 11 4
  Family Psychology 0 1
  Experimental 18 9
  Educational 2 1
  Industrial & Organizational 1 2
  Personality 4 2
  Physiological/Psychobiology 28 18
  Psychometrics & Quantitative 4 2
  School 1 0
  Social 23 25
  Psychology, General 7 13
  Psychology, Other 8 12
  Social Sciences 75 58
  Anthropology 13 4
  Criminology 1 1
  Demography/Population Studies 5 3
  Economics 16 16
  Econometrics 1 0
  Geography 0 1
  Political Science & Government 0 1
  Public Policy Analysis 8 3
  Sociology 26 25
  Social Sciences, Other 5 4
  Physical Sciences 150 129
  Chemistry 108 88
  Analytical 10 13
  Inorganic 9 5
  Organic 37 22
  Medicinal/Pharmaceutical 15 18
  Physical 7 10
  Polymer 3 2
  Theoretical 0 3
  Chemistry, General 14 9
  Chemistry, Other 13 6
  Computer Sciences 10 11
  Computer Science 8 5
  Information Science & Systems 0 3
  Computer & Information Sciences, Other 2 3
  Geological & Earth Sciences 3 1\
  Geology 1 0
  Geochemistry 1 1
  Geophysics & Seismology 1 0
  Mathematics 10 10
  Applied Mathematics 4 2
  Geometry/Geometric Analysis 0 1
  Statistics 5 4
  Mathematics/Statistics, General 0 2
  Mathematics/Statistics, Other 1 1
  Ocean/Marine Sciences 1 0
  Marine Sciences 1 0
  Physics 18 19
  Elementary Particle 0 1
  Biophysics 9 11
  Optics/Phototonics 1 1
  Polymer Physics 0 1
  Applied Physics 0 3
  Plasma/Fusion 1 0
  Condensed Matter/Low Temperature 1 0
  Physics, General 2 0
  Physics, Other 4 2
  Engineering 94 97
  Education 8 9
  Humanities 7 6
  Other Fields 19 19
  TOTAL 2,727 2,170


* Note: Detailed field data are provided only for broad (i.e., bolded) fields with ≥100 Ph.D. recipients.

Sources: NIH Trainee and Fellow File, IMPAC II, and the Doctorate Records File.

Demographic Characteristics* of NRSA Participants

Demographic Characteristic FY 2005 FY 2006
  Sex    
  Female 50.8% 52.1%
  Male 47.4% 46.0%
  Unreported 1.8% 1.9%
  Race/Ethnicity    
  White 69.3% 66.2%
  Asian 15.3% 14.4%
  Hispanic 6.1% 6.4%
  African American 10.2% 9.1%
  Native American 1.1% 1.1%
  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander .06% 0.6%
  Unreported 4.3% 8.1%


Source: IMPAC II

* Reporting personal information such as sex, race, and ethnicity is voluntary

Graduate Medical Education:
NIH-sponsored, ACGME-Accredited, Residency and Subspecialty Training Programs

Successfully Completed Residency and Subspecialty Training By Academic Year

NIH Clinical Center Program Specialty Successfully Completed
2005/2006 2006/2007
  Allergy and Immunology 4 3
  Dermatology 0 2
  Medical Genetics 3 2
  Critical Care Medicine 5 3
  Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism 5 6
  Hematology 3 3
  Infectious Disease 3 3
  Oncology 10 12
  Rheumatology 2 10
  Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical 1 3
  Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine 1 3
  Cytopathology 1 1
  Hematology (Pathology) 1 1
  NICHD/Georgetown University Hospital
  Program / Pediatric Endocrinology*
2 2
  TOTAL 42 46


*Cosponsored by NICHD and Georgetown University Hospital

Source: AAMC GME Track Database

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