The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, outrage, and wonder.

Percent of U.S. medical students who have at least one parent who is a physician: 20

Of U.S. medical students who are first-generation: 12

Of U.S. doctors who were born in India: 6

Who were born in California: 6

Projected job market growth for registered nurses by 2031: 45.7%

For anesthesiologists: 1.1%

Increase in enrollment in nurse midwifery graduate programs among nursing students between 2017 and 2021: 69%

Decrease in enrollment in nurse anesthesia graduate programs over the same timespan: 109%

Percent of 2021 medical school enrollees who were white: 55.4

Who were Asian: 26.8

Who were Black: 9.7

Who were Hispanic, Latino or of Spanish origin: 11.8

Who were American Indian or Alaskan Native: 1.1

Percent of physicians and surgeons who marry one another: 18.5

Of registered nurses who marry one another: 5.6

Percent of U.S. firefighters who are married to a registered nurse, the most common interprofessional coupling: 10