Nephrology Apocalypse

Kenar started it with this tweet and image:

Spots and applicants ratio in internal medicine @ASNKidney @Nephro_Sparks @kidney_boy @hswapnil

— Kenar Jhaveri (@kdjhaveri) January 2, 2016

As befits the remix culture we live in Fraz Ahmed Ismat created this derivative:

@kdjhaveri @ASNKidney @Nephro_Sparks @kidney_boy @hswapnil Fixed your chart. Ranked by unmatched residents.

— Fraz Ahmed Ismat (@fismat) January 3, 2016

Kenar concluded it is all about the Benjamins:

— Kenar Jhaveri (@kdjhaveri) January 4, 2016

Here is my attempt to integrate the money question into the data, I also added a column for career satisfaction. This data is taken from the MedScape 2014 Survey. There was no data on ID or geriatrics so I substituted internal medicine.

The equation for applicant pool compared to positions is (Applicants – Positions) / Positions.
Here is a clearer picture without the bubbles.
If you want to play with the data, I saved my file as a numbers spreadsheet here and as a CSV here