Workforce Studies is academic medicine's source for physician workforce projections, data, and research.
What's New in Workforce Studies
Join us for the 2022 AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference: Virtual Meeting, a premier gathering of researchers, educators, and policymakers to discuss emerging issues related to the nation’s health workforce. This year’s conference theme is Research to Action: Social Justice and the Health Workforce. Learn more about the conference and how to submit your abstract.
These reports analyze feedback from deans at U.S. medical schools to project first-year medical school enrollment. Together with related data, the report enables academic medicine leaders to launch impactful and far-reaching dialog around issues that affect health care.
About 6% of US practicing physicians identify as Hispanic/Latinx. A new Data Snapshot highlights diversity among practicing physicians and medical students in the U.S. Data show substantial diversity among Hispanic/Latinx physicians and medical students, underscoring the importance of disaggregating data to better understand the complexity of the Hispanic/Latinx community in the U.S.
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.
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).
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.