Table 1.

Comparison of US to Canadian Workforce and an Estimate of the Fraction of Pediatric Subspecialists Working at Medical Schools

ABP 1996
Data*
Ratio
Board-Certified
per Million
US Population
75% of
ABP 1996
Data§
Ratio
Board-Certified
per USA Population
of 260 000 000
Canadian
Ratio 1996
Data
1996 Data
108 Schools
1996 Data
Corrected to 124
Medical Schools
ABP 1996
Total
Board-Certified*
75% ActiveFraction
Medical School
to Total
Adolescent2091 244 0191571:1 656 0511:1 667 6491762022091571.28
Cardiology1339194 17410041:258 9641:567 12949452113391004.52
Critical care714364 1465351:485 9811:717 902264303714535.58
Emergency medicine807322 1816051:429 7521:336 005318365807605.6
Endocrinology731355 6775781:449 8271:788 059271311731578.54
Gastroenterology489531 6973671:708 4471:863 167264303489367.82
Hematology/oncology1348192 87810111:257 1711:464 62545652313481011.52
Infectious disease501518 9623751:693 3331:693 380254292501375.78
Medical toxicology1123 636 3638.31:31 325 3011:4 528 308
Neonatology306984 71823011:112 9941:269 04973684530692301.37
Nephrology494526 3153701:702 7031:934 413219251494370.68
Pulmonology536485 0754021:646 7661:887 903233267536402.66
Rheumatology1511 721 8541131:2 300 8851:1 565 63894108151113.95
Sports medicine1517 333 33013.51:19 259 259
  • * Total number of certified subspecialists.

  • Survey of 108 medical schools.

  • 1996 data collected by department chairs.

  • § Numbers assume that only 75% of those board-certified currently active.

  • Fraction of all subspecialists employed by a medical school (assumes all are certified).

  • Assumes US population of 260 000 000.