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Biennial Report of the Director
National Institutes of Health Fiscal Years 2008 & 2009

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Biennial Report of the Director

Appendices
Appendix E: 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 2007 FY 2008
Life Sciences 2,192 2,369
Biological/Biomedical Sciences 1,943 2,120
Biochemistry 188 218
Biomedical Sciences 68 72
Biophysics 64 49
Biotechnology 4 2
Bacteriology 8 4
Plant Genetics 5 7
Botany/Plant Biology 6 4
Anatomy 2 2
Bioinformatics 14 25
Biometrics & Biostatistics 25 19
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 131 133
Cancer Biology 43 121
Ecology 15 1
Developmental Biology/Embryology 77 69
Endocrinology 5 6
Entomology 2 2
Immunology 160 183
Molecular Biology 203 202
Microbiology 150 161
Neuroscience 327 359
Nutritional Sciences 24 19
Parasitology 6 9
Toxicology 41 46
Genetics, Human & Animal 137 147
Pathology, Human & Animal 21 37
Pharmacology, Human & Animal 96 100
Physiology, Human & Animal 64 59
Zoology, Other 1 3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 37 28
Biology/Biomedical Sciences, Other 15 14
Health Sciences 238 240
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 9 12
Environmental Health 4 10
Environmental Toxicology 2 7
Health Systems/Service Administration 5 3
Public Health 39 35
Epidemiology 60 65
Kinesiology/Exercise Sciences 8 13
Nursing Science 56 60
Rehabilitation/Therapeutic Services 4 2
Veterinary Medicine 4 4
Health Sciences, General 4 3
Health Sciences, Other 22 11
Agricultural Sciences/Natural Resources 11 9
Agricultural Economics 1 1
Agricultural Science, Other 1 0
Plant Sciences, Other 0 2
Environmental Science 0 3
Forest/Resources Management 1
Social Sciences 300 288
Psychology 235 224
Clinical 81 96
Cognitive & Psycholinguistics 28 16
Counseling 2 6
Developmental & Child 24 26
Human Development & Family Studies 6 5
Experimental 14 10
Educational 2
Industrial & Organizational 1 1
Personality 10 1
Physiological/Psychobiology 26 14
Psychometrics & Quantitative 7 0
School 1 2
Social 19 24
Psychology, General 9 12
Psychology, Other 7 10
Social Sciences 65 64
Anthropology 13 5
Demography/Population Studies 3 6
Economics 8 14
Public Policy Analysis 5 7
Sociology 23 20
Social Sciences, Other 5 0
Physical Sciences 115 139
Chemistry 67 85
Analytical 15 12
Inorganic 5 5
Organic 24 31
Medicinal/Pharmaceutical 1 0
Physical 6 10
Polymer 1 1
Theoretical 2 4
Chemistry, General 3 7
Chemistry, Other 10 15
Computer Sciences 11 11
Computer Science 10 8
Computer & Information Sciences, Other 1 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 1
Geology 1
Mathematics 12 12
Applied Mathematics 1 4
Geometry/Geometric Analysis 3 0
Statistics 5 6
Mathematics/Statistics, General 1
Mathematics/Statistics, Other 0 1
Ocean/Marine Sciences 2 0
Marine Sciences 1 0
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 1 0
Physics 23 31
Optics/Phototonics 1 1
Polymer Physics 1 0
Condensed Matter/Low Temperature 2 1
Physics, General 1 1
Physics, Other 3 4
Engineering 143 174
Aerospace, Aeronautical & Astronautical 2 1
Bioengineering & Biomedical 99 130
Chemical 27 30
Computer 0 1
Electrical, Electronics and Communications 7 6
Environmental Health Engineering 3 1
Industrial & Manufacturing 1 0
Materials Science 1
Mechanical 3 2
Education 18 13
Humanities 7 3
Other Fields 26 17
TOTAL 2,801 3,003
Note: Detailed field data are provided only for broad fields with ≥100 Ph.D. recipients.
Sources: NIH IMPAC II and the Doctorate Records File.


Demographic Characteristics* of NRSA Participants
Gender FY 2007 FY 2008
Female 51.5% 51.5%
Male 45.8% 45.9%
Unreported 2.6% 2.6%
Race/Ethnicity
White 67.2% 66.0%
Asian 15.0% 14.9%
Hispanic 6.7% 7.0%
African American 8.3% 7.6%
Native American 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.7%
Unreported 5.9% 7.9%

Sources: NIH IMPAC II
*Reporting personal information such as sex, race, and ethnicity is voluntary.

Successfully Completed Residency and Subspecialty Training By Academic Year
NIH Clinical Center Program Specialty Successfully Completed
2007/2008 2008/2009
Allergy and Immunology 4 3
Medical Genetics 4 1
Medical Biochemical Genetics 0 2
Critical Care Medicine 4 3
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism 6 4
Hematology 3 4
Infectious Disease 3 4
Oncology 13 9
Rheumatology 2 4
Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical 4 3
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine 1 2
Cytopathology 1 1
Hematology (Pathology) 1 2
NICHD/Georgetown University Hospital Program / Pediatric Endocrinology* 2 3
Psychiatry 1 2
Total 49 47

*Cosponsored by NICHD and Georgetown University Hospital
Source: AAMC GME Track Database