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

What's New in Workforce Studies

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Call for Abstracts Now Open

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.


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Medical School Enrollment Survey Report

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.

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Diversity among Hispanic/Latinx U.S. Physicians

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.

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.