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Published online 2007 April 5. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-7-49

Table 1

Ranking of foreign countries by the number of medical graduates they contribute to the US physician workforce, with and without adjusting for country population size.

RankCountry ranking per number of graduates practicing in the US adjusted to country populationCountry ranking per number of graduates practicing in the US (number of graduates)
1GrenadaIndia (42,880)
2LebanonPhilippines (19,523)
3IsraelMexico (12,256)
4Dominican RepublicPakistan (10,224)
5CubaFormer USSR (5,343)
6PhilippinesGrenada (4,812)
7SyriaItaly (4,805)
8TaiwanEgypt (4,791)
9MexicoSouth Korea (4,648)
10SpainSpain (4,367)
11South KoreaChina and Hong Kong (4,316)
12ItalyGermany (4,240)
13ColombiaIran (4,220)
14PakistanDominican Republic (3,645)
15IranSyria (3,366)
16EgyptEngland (3,042)
17GermanyIsrael (2,972)
18EnglandTaiwan (2,833)
19IndiaColombia (2,817)
20Former USSRCuba (2,817)
21China and Hong KongLebanon (2,710)