TABLE E-1 Characteristics of Doctorates in the Biomedical Sciences, 1973–2003

 

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

Total Doctorates

2,882

3,132

3,116

3,135

3,013

3,085

3,150

3,050

3,118

3,212

Males

2,420

2,572

2,530

2,474

2,340

2,347

2,424

2,351

2,311

2,351

Females

462

560

586

661

673

738

726

699

807

861

Citizens

2,385

2,591

2,573

2,582

2,381

2,556

2,610

2,528

2,628

2,738

Permanent residents

160

198

215

231

209

194

165

169

147

133

Temporary residents

312

266

256

253

283

256

277

261

259

253

Unknown

25

77

72

69

140

79

98

92

84

88

Minorities

2

1

3

80

84

86

80

78

108

79

Postdoctoral training

 

Postdoctoral fellowship

1,008

1,016

965

1,000

863

1,102

1,176

1,212

1,313

1,314

Postdoctoral research

317

389

402

435

505

536

503

528

535

500

Postdoctoral traineeship

64

84

83

46

39

54

56

69

75

100

Other training

78

89

148

160

173

199

202

157

163

213

Total postdoctorates

1,467

1,578

1,598

1,641

1,580

1,891

1,937

1,966

2,086

2,127

Percent planning

52.8%

54.0%

55.1%

55.9%

57.5%

65.0%

65.9%

68.5%

71.5%

70.4%

Employment

1,246

1,275

1,246

1,236

1,113

968

962

880

809

877

Other

63

70

59

61

54

49

42

25

24

17

Ph.D. with plans

2,776

2,923

2,903

2,938

2,747

2,908

2,941

2,871

2,919

3,021

Time to degree

5.92

6

6

6.17

6.17

6

6.17

6.25

6.33

6.41

Registered time to degree

5.41

5.42

5.67

5.75

5.67

5.59

5.75

5.75

5.91

5.91

Age at time of degree

28.92

29

29.42

29.58

29.42

29.25

29.25

29.34

29.38

29.41

 

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Total Doctorates

3,465

3,769

3,793

3,992

4,294

4,442

4,794

4,863

5,079

5,366

Males

2,214

2,377

2,348

2,477

2,655

2,740

2,864

2,887

2,955

3,102

Females

1,251

1,392

1,445

1,515

1,639

1,702

1,930

1,976

2,124

2,264

Citizens

2,670

2,858

2,850

2,899

3,050

3,072

3,264

3,203

3,278

3,291

Permanent residents

153

176

173

183

210

240

296

641

831

801

Temporary residents

455

515

570

814

987

1,078

1,165

980

918

1,173

Unknown

187

220

200

96

62

66

98

57

73

121

Minorities

128

123

135

135

159

162

190

223

243

246

Postdoctoral training

 

Postdoctoral fellowship

1,470

1,650

1,652

1,766

1,900

2,011

2,243

2,234

2,358

2,380

Postdoctoral research

657

704

679

811

879

894

940

968

994

1,031

Postdoctoral traineeship

75

81

65

76

87

81

99

111

107

115

Other training

217

216

260

233

294

307

332

313

346

406

Total postdoctorates

2,419

2,651

2,656

2,886

3,160

3,293

3,614

3,626

3,805

3,932

Percent planning

74.9%

75.8%

75.1%

77.0%

77.0%

77.2%

78.6%

78.1%

7.9%

77.7%

Employment

776

815

856

820

902

936

939

974

963

1,077

Other

36

32

27

43

40

35

45

40

48

52

Ph.D. with plans

3,231

3,498

3,539

3,749

4,102

4,264

4,598

4,640

4,816

5,061

Time to degree

7.33

7.42

7.42

7.58

7.5

7.59

7.67

7.75

7.83

7.67

Registered time to degree

6.5

6.58

6.5

6.59

6.58

6.75

6.75

6.75

6.83

6.83

Age at time of degree

30.5

30.83

30.92

31.17

31.08

31.17

31.17

31.17

31.25

31.25



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