Which Country Has the Most Female Physicians?

Number of Female Physicians (persons), 2014 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 35 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in number of female physicians with 276,077 persons followed by Germany and France. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 428 persons, Luxembourg with 540 persons and Slovenia with 3,338 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Female Physicians indicator page.

Number of Female Physicians Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia persons 22,533 24,211 ... 27,672 28,354 ...
Canada persons 27,987 29,946 31,368 32,936 34,772 ...
France persons 84,428 84,891 86,588 89,193 91,318
Germany persons 118,646 123,286 129,074 134,743 139,414 ...
Greece persons ... 26,107 26,769 27,273 27,544 27,852 ...
Italy persons ... 131,793 134,674 138,321 144,871 90,796 ...
Japan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 49,540 ... 53,420 ... 57,096 ... ...
Netherlands persons ... ... ... ... 20,722 21,779 22,677 25,092 26,932 ...
Poland persons ... ... ... 45,918 46,033 47,131 47,484 47,348 ...
Portugal persons 18,902 19,682 20,617 21,591 22,452 ...
South Korea persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17,455 18,842 20,077 20,977 21,791
Spain persons ... ... 78,467 82,067 87,833 90,600 89,933 ...
Turkey persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 41,562 43,512 45,275 46,229 50,382 ...
USA persons 228,025 234,794 238,980 251,187 262,221 ...
United Kingdom persons 65,446 70,332 73,894 77,387 79,512