Table 1.

10 Most Common Specialties Among Graduates (2015 to 2017) at New and Established Allopathic Medical Schools

SpecialtyGraduates from New Schools (%)Graduates from Established Schools (%)Net Difference (%)Relative Difference
Diagnostic Radiology2.962.660.3011.28%
Emergency Medicine10.168.062.1026.05
Family Medicine6.148.56−2.42−39.41%
General Surgery9.547.322.2230.33%
Internal Medicine19.3920.8−1.41−7.27%
Obstetrics & Gynecology7.425.22.2242.69%
Orthopedic Surgery3.803.540.267.34%
Total Students2,26450,704
  • Note: 8.59% and 7.38% of residents from new and established medical schools did not respond with their specialty choice.

  • * Equates P < .05 by χ2 analysis.

  • Equates P < .01 by χ2 analysis.

  • The new medical schools included are Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.