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Workforce Studies

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 Closed

Join us for the 2023 AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference, 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: The Next Normal: How Do We Make It Better for the Health Workforce? Learn more about the conference.

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Physician Specialty Data Report

The 2022 Physician Specialty Data Report, updated from the 2020 edition, provides the most current data available about the physician workforce across specialties in a series of figures and tables. This publication provides detailed statistics about 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).

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Specialty Gender Composition and Prevalence of Physician Harassment

This research examines the relationship between a medical specialty's gender composition and physicians' workplace harassment experience.

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Data Snapshots are published periodically throughout the year, each data snapshot examines previously published or unpublished data.

Datasets

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AAMC Workforce Studies Datasets

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

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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.