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Table 2 Country of medical school of sub-Saharan African international medical graduates (IMGs) in the United States and Canada

From: The migration of physicians from sub-Saharan Africa to the United States of America: measures of the African brain drain

Country of training Number of African-trained IMGs in USA1 Number of African-trained IMGs in Canada2 Number of physicians remaining in home country3 % of total African-trained now in USA or Canada4
Nigeria 2158 123 22 894 9
South Africa 1943 1845 23 844 14
Ghana 478 37 1210 30
Ethiopia 257 9 1564 15
Uganda 133 42 722 20
Kenya 93 19 4001 3
Zimbabwe 75 26 1694 6
Zambia 67 7 676 10
Liberia 47 8 72 43
Other 12 countries* 83 35 12 912 1
Total/Average 5334 2151 69 589 10
  1. 1. American Medical Association: Physicians' professional record (AMA-PPD). 2002
  2. 2. Buske, Lynda. Associate director of research, Canadian Medical Association. Personal communication. February 3, 2003.
  3. 3. Number of physicians from the World Health Organization. Available at: http://www3.who.int/whosis/health_personnel/health_personnel.cfm?path=whosis,health_personnel&language=english
  4. Calculation: [(Col. 1 + Col. 2)/ (Col. 1 + Col. 2 + Col. 3)]*100 = percent
  5. * Other 12 countries with at least one graduate in the United States.