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Workforce Studies is academic medicine's source for physician workforce projections, data, and research.

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Data Snapshot: Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Health Care Access: Medical Care Access, Paying for Medical Bills, and Out-of-Pocket Costs

This new data snapshot (PDF) details health care access pertaining to medical care access, paying for medical bills and out-of-pocket costs of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual people.

Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD, Special Advisor for DEI Programs in the Department of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine
Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD, Special Advisor for DEI Programs in the Department of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, was the opening keynote speaker for the conference.

2022 AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference

Thank you to all who joined us for the event that connected health workforce researchers, educators, and policymakers, with diversity and inclusion professionals to jointly address state and federal health workforce issues. Those who registered can still access all the recorded session content.


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State Physician Workforce Data Report

This report provides state-specific data about active physicians and physicians in training, in a series of figures, tables, and maps that provide detailed statistics on active physicians, MD and DO students, residents, and fellows.

Featured Reports

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Physician Workforce Projections

The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections From 2019 to 2034 projects a shortage of 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034, including a national shortfall of between 17,800 and 48,000 primary care physicians and between 21,000 and 77,100 non-primary care specialty physicians by 2034.

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Physician Specialty Data Report

The 2020 Physician Specialty Data Report, updated from the 2018 edition, provides detailed statistics about the physician workforce. Using a series of tables and figures, this report presents data on active physicians and physicians in training in the specialties with the largest numbers of active physicians in the United States (i.e., specialties with more than 2,500 active physicians).

More Workforce Data and Reports

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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AAMC Workforce Peer-Reviewed Publications

Journal articles featuring research and analyses from the AAMC Workforce studies team.

Data Snapshots

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AAMC Workforce Studies Data Snapshots

Workforce Studies Data Snapshots are published periodically throughout the year, each data snapshot examines previously published or unpublished data.


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AAMC Workforce Studies Datasets

Learn about the Consumer Survey of Health Care Access and the National Sample Survey of Physicians.

Meetings and Presentations

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AAMC Workforce Meetings and Presentations

Every year, workforce studies presents data and analysis and convenes workforce community leaders at the AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference and Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting.