Table 1.

Percent change in nephrology and other internal medicine subspecialty MD faculty number from 1998 to 2008

Nephrology (% of 1998)Other IM Subspecialties (% of 1998)
Total MD−4.9−2.8
USMG−11.9−8.5
IMG+13.2+22.4
Female gender+14.3+18.2
USMG female gender+2.0+9.7
IMG female gender+54.1+56.7
Male gender−9.5−7.9
USMG male gender−15.4−13.0
IMG male gender+5.0+14.7
Instructor−54.8−56.0
Assistant professor−8.3−21.4
Associate professor−10.9+4.5
Professor+8.4+15.8
Tenured−12.4−6.1
Tenure track−22.3−17.1
Not on tenure track+11.5+12.3
Tenure not available+6.5+8.0
Asian+41.3+36.0
African American−4.5−8.8
Hispanic/Latino0.0+24.9
Caucasian−15.2−10.1
  • The subspecialties included are cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, pulmonary/critical care, and rheumatology.

  • IM, internal medicine; USMG, United States medical graduates; IMG, international medical students.