Table 2

Most Frequently Self-Designated Primary Specialty of Family Medicine Residency Graduates, 1994-2017, Sorted by % Overall

Primary Specialtya% Overall (n = 66,778)% Last Training in FM (n = 62,076)% Last Training Not in FM (n = 4,702)
1Family medicine91.998.010.6
2Family medicine/sports medicineb2.20.129.8
3Family medicine/geriatric medicineb0.90.011.8
4Internal medicine/geriatric medicineb0.90.012.1
5Emergency medicine0.70.52.4
6General preventive medicine0.40.05.1
7Hospice & palliative medicineb0.30.04.6
8Obstetrics & gynecology0.20.02.8
9Urgent care medicine0.20.20.1
11Internal medicine0.20.11.6
12Family medicine/psychiatry0.10.01.9
15Occupational medicine0.10.00.7
17Sleep medicineb0.10.01.2
18General practice0.10.10.1
19Diagnostic radiology0.10.01.0
20Family medicine/internal medicine0.10.00.8
Other specialties1.00.49.4
  • ABFM = American Board of Family Medicine; FM = family medicine.

  • a There were over 100 different labels of the primary specialty self-designated by FM graduates.

  • b Programs that can lead to Certificates of Added Qualifications sponsored by ABFM.