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Table 1 Yearly pass rates of national examination for medical doctors

From: The current shortage and future surplus of doctors: a projection of the future growth of the Japanese medical workforce

Year Pass rate Number of applicants Number of passers
2000 79.1% 8934 7065
2001 90.4% 9266 8374
2002 90.4% 8719 7881
2003 90.3% 8551 7721
2004 88.4% 8439 7457
2005 89.1% 8495 7568
2006 90.0% 8602 7742
2007 87.9% 8573 7535
2008 90.6% 8535 7733
2009 91.0% 8428 7668
Sum 88.7% 86542 76744