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Table 3 Number of new doctors from foreign medical schools

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

Year All new doctors From foreign schools Percentage
2000 7065 18 0.255%
2001 8374 12 0.143%
2002 7881 16 0.203%
2003 7721 15 0.194%
2004 7457 20 0.268%
2005 7568 20 0.264%
2006 7742 20 0.258%
2007 7535 36 0.478%
2008 7733 36 0.466%
2009 7668 34 0.443%
sum 76744 227 0.296%