TABLE E-5Characteristics of Doctorates in the Clinical Sciences, 1973–2003

19701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986
Total doctorates273329306323339340357385387432464524575526621619677
Males218271245249252233248266256271273303319249262244259
Females5558617487107109119131161191221256277359375418
Citizens210263219250239258273296305339370429457401492458489
Permanent residents1920403437353241263932333330363230
Temporary residents3730293133354042383753486470668593
Unknown716188301212618179142125274465
Minorities030811121422152214193023343132
Postdoctoral training
Postdoctoral fellowship2221372716293944315058455437645548
Postdoctoral research77171926131624212427302921222938
Postdoctoral traineeship233.1123334563627
Other training75912767771416197812316
Total postdoctoral3836665850496478629110599966910489109
Percent planning14%11%22%18%15%14%18%20%16%21%23%19%17%13%17%14%16%
Employment201247200225224255264269285297332388435398465461478
Other698101078741261014151069
Ph.D. with plans245292274293284311336354351400443497545482579556596
Time to degree6.596.216.426.346.7576.636.57.096.927.177.677.57.928.178.838.91
Registered time to degree5.255.755.425.595.835.925.755.866.0866.296.176.596.756.877.00
Age at time of degree31.2129.9630.3330.5930.6731.8331.5830.7531.6731.753232.3732.8734.0834.3335.5835.92
19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003
Total doctorates699788881840950102211001208122512371354142513381527155815791574
Males290302313322333363396420456435469474480518566510528
Females409486568518617659704788769802885951858100798110691039
Citizens52757365663070673980389785786591110039251070103610581115
Permanent residents33382934584863911028777858174766360
Temporary residents84108118145161213202214236253256266250275293300299
Unknown556978312930441541411267792108153158100
Minorities385038415649797090838597105116112106137
Postdoctoral training
Postdoctoral fellowship6471608579111107156138136131145137139190201219
Postdoctoral research2739385140445043707075667065857490
Postdoctoral traineeship4961251291111710101814111224
Other training14141217172519161726993826211636
Total postdoctoral109133116165141192185226236239225230263244307303369
Percent planning16%17%13%20%15%19%17%19%19%19%17%16%20%16%20%19%26%
Employment5065616595897257468208408508559109439061095101710241019
Other1614111416121415233030482437264938
Ph.D. with plans63170878676888295010191081110911241165122111931376135013761426
Time to degree9.009.009.089.599.179.929.639.509.919.7510.0910.5010.0010.0010.0010.7510.00
Registered time to degree7.007.007.177.257.257.337.757.427.507.637.928.007.757.927.598.007.92
Age at time of degree35.9236.4236.7537.1737.8337.7538.4237.7938.0838.4638.5838.2537.2438.3336.9238.1737.08

From: Appendix E, Characteristics of Doctorates

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Advancing the Nation's Health Needs: NIH Research Training Programs.
National Research Council (US) Committee for Monitoring the Nation's Changing Needs for Biomedical, Behavioral, and Clinical Personnel.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2005.
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