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Workforce Studies

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

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Physician Workforce Projections

The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections From 2021 to 2036 projects a shortage of up to 86,000 physicians by 2036.

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Black Representation in the Primary Care Physician Workforce and Its Association With Population Life Expectancy and Mortality Rates in the US

This research assesses county-level Black PCP workforce representation and its association with mortality-related outcomes in the US.

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Featured Reports

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U.S. Physician Workforce Data Dashboard

The U.S. Physician Workforce Data Dashboard provides the most current data available about the physician workforce across specialties in a series of interactive visualizations. This dashboard provides detailed statistics about active physicians in the largest practice specialties (i.e., specialties with > 2,500 active physicians) in the United States and its territories.

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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Data Snapshots are published periodically throughout the year, each data snapshot examines previously published or unpublished data.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 workforce studies datasets: the Consumer Survey of Health Care Access and the National Sample Survey of Physicians.

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AAMC Workforce Presentations

Every year, AAMC’s Director of Workforce Studies presents research, data, and analysis at Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting. You can find presentations slides on this page.