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There are 5,714 active physicians in the state.
Mississippi has 65.9 per 100,000 population active primary care physicians, with a U.S. state median of 90.8.
Mississippi has 174.8 active patient care physicians per 100,000 population (2018) with a U.S. state median of 227.2
Mississippi ranks third for percentage change in student enrollment at M.D. and D.O. Schools (2018-2019) with a 135.1% increase.
33.7% of active physicians are 60 years or older. 50% of primary care physicians are 55 or older.
AAMC statistics show that more than 75% of residents who received both their undergraduate and graduate medical education in Mississippi remain in Mississippi to practice.
Within five years, Mississippi medical school graduates will likely increase to more than 315 annually; more than three times the Mississippi medical student graduation rate prior to 2005.
A 2019 report from the American Medical Association shows that office-based physicians play a vital role in national and state economies by supporting jobs, purchasing goods and generating tax revenue. The study revealed that each physician, on average, in Mississippi contributed a total of $1.8 million in economic output. The total economic activity generated by physicians is $8.2 billion.
* Statistics based on American Association of Medical Colleges 2019 Physician Workforce Data Book.