APPENDIX TABLE F-22 Trends in the Supply of and Demand for Clinical Scientists

 

Fiscal Year

 

1981

1982

1983 a

1984

1985

SUPPLY INDICATORS (New Entrants):

Professional doctorates participating in NIH training grants and fellowships b

2,172

2,153

2,290

2,367

2,385

M.D. degrees awarded

15,673

15,985

15,801

16,369

16,321

DEMAND INDICATORS:

Expenditures for clinical R & D in medical schools (1987 $, mil.)

$783

$773

$811

$856

$961

Professional service income in medical schools (1987 $, mil.)

$1,301

$1,510

$1,829

$1,979

$2,340

Total revenue (all sources), (1987 $, mil.)

8,143

8,611

9,380

9,901

10,676

Budgeted vacancies in medical schools:

Clinical departments

2,231

2,264

2,270

2,402

2,572

Basic science departments

656

668

671

705

801

Clinical faculty/student ratio c

0.331

0.341

0.346

0.349

0.354

LABOR FORCE

M.D.s primarily engaged in research d

17,901

16,743

18,535

22,945

23,268

Full-time faculty in clinical departments

37,716

40,148

41,938

43,443

45,007

NIH research grants awarded to M.D.s: e

Number of competing grants

1,868

1,791

1,962

2,151

2,229

% of total competing grants

34%

32%

32%

34%

31%

M.D. applicants for NIH research grants:

Number of competing applicants

4,525

4,716

4,658

4,844

5,264

% of total competing applicants

31%

30%

30%

30%

30%

M.D. success rate:

M.D. awards/M.D. applicants

41%

38%

42%

44%

42%

M.D. awardees/all awardees

34%

32%

32%

33%

31%

ENROLLMENTS:

Medical students

65,412

66,484

66,886

67,437

67,086

Residents and clinical fellows f

52,871

57,504

59,138

60,442

63,507

Total

118,283

123,988

126,024

127,879

130,593

a Financial data from the University of Washington and Mayo Medical School were included for the first time in 1983.

b Includes Fogarty International Center programs.

c Ratio of full-time clinical faculty to a 4-year weighted average of total enrollments of medical students, residents and clinical fellows(WS) ,where (WS)t = 1/6(St + 2S(t-1) + 2S(t - 2) + S(t-3)).



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