TABLE F-1 Characteristics of Doctorates in the Biomedical Sciences, 1970-2008

 

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

Total Doctorates

2,882

3,132

3,116

3,135

3,013

3,085

3,150

3,050

3,118

3,212

3,396

3,356

3,444

3,338

3,399

3,313

3,369

3,465

3,769

Male

2,420

2,572

2,530

2,474

2,340

2,347

2,424

2,351

2,311

2,351

2,440

2,383

2,417

2,224

2,315

2,192

2,197

2,214

2,377

Female

462

560

586

661

673

738

726

699

807

861

956

973

1,027

1,114

1,084

1,121

1,172

1,251

1,392

Citzens

2,385

2,591

2,573

2,582

2,381

2,556

2,610

2,528

2,628

2,738

2,905

2,898

2,927

2,854

2,868

2,727

2,751

2,670

2,858

Permanent residents

160

198

215

231

209

194

165

169

147

133

147

125

114

108

109

113

118

153

176

Temporary residents

312

266

256

253

283

256

277

261

259

253

273

248

294

291

308

364

343

455

515

Unknown

25

77

72

69

140

79

98

92

84

88

71

85

109

85

114

109

157

187

220

Minorities

N/A

N/A

N/A

80

84

86

80

78

108

79

83

91

94

86

99

104

119

128

123

Postdoctoral training in U.S.

Postdoctoral fellowship

772

739

739

731

607

804

896

911

1034

1048

1079

1036

1057

1025

1096

1086

1122

1196

1285

Postdoctoral research

243

300

295

330

376

402

406

408

402

386

470

474

452

516

451

477

518

495

540

Postdoctoral traineeship

60

74

71

40

29

47

46

66

65

88

87

56

65

65

54

55

51

56

69

Other training

70

67

110

125

139

165

167

114

117

174

175

193

234

201

190

157

160

173

179

Total Postdoctorates

1,145

1,180

1,215

1,226

1,151

1,418

1,515

1,499

1,618

1,696

1,811

1,759

1,808

1,807

1,791

1,775

1,851

1,920

2,073

Percent planning

56.3%

56.6%

59.4%

58.9%

60.1%

68.0%

70.1%

73.4%

75.9%

75.3%

76.1%

76.1%

76.6%

77.2%

78.1%

77.7%

79.5%

80.2%

80.4%

Employment in U.S.

839

854

790

812

719

633

615

525

496

544

546

541

534

514

479

489

457

453

483

Other

48

49

42

44

44

33

31

19

19

12

23

11

19

21

23

20

21

20

22

Ph.D. with plans

2,032

2,083

2,047

2,082

1,914

2,084

2,161

2,043

2,133

2,252

2,380

2,311

2,361

2,342

2,293

2,284

2,329

2,393

2,578

Time to degree

6.00

6.00

6.16

6.17

6.25

6.17

6.17

6.17

6.25

6.25

6.25

6.33

6.50

6.67

6.92

7.00

7.00

7.00

7.00

Age at time of degree

28.92

29.00

29.42

29.58

29.42

29.25

29.25

29.34

29.38

29.41

29.25

29.33

29.59

29.83

30.25

30.42

30.59

30.50

30.83



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