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Workforce Studies

The mission of the AAMC Workforce Studies team is to be the pre-eminent resource for physician workforce projections, data, and research, providing support and value to AAMC and AAMC’s members, and leadership to the health workforce research community.

Quarterly Workforce Updates

“The Workforce Studies team will be launching a quarterly updates email in order to share exciting new research, data, and upcoming AAMC workforce events, while also seeking feedback from the workforce research community as needed. If you are interested in receiving this email, please contact”

The 2019 Update: The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2017 to 2032

2019 Workforce Projections Report ThumbnailThe 2019 Update: Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2017 to 2032, conducted by IHS Markit on behalf of the AAMC, presents workforce projections that reflect the potential impact of a variety of health care delivery and policy scenarios. The study is an update to last year’s report. It incorporates the most current and best available evidence on health care delivery and responds to questions received after releasing the prior report.
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Featured Data and Reports

2017 State Physician Workforce Data Report

2017 State Physician Data Specialty cover imageLooking for a summary of your state's workforce data? The State Physician Workforce Data Report is published biennially. It 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, and residents and fellows. Click here for a list of state profiles. Download the full report.

2018 Physician Specialty Data Report

Speciality Data ReportPublished biennially, this Workforce Studies report provides the most current data available about the active physicians and physicians in training. A series of figures and tables provide detailed statistics on active U.S. physicians and physicians in residency and fellowship programs, who are in the 44 largest specialty groups.

Data Snapshot: Behavioral and Mental Health Care Among Urban, Suburban, and Rural Respondents: Differences in Reported Need, Reasons for Not Getting Care, and Travel

Behavioral Mental Health Data Snapshot The AAMC recently published a new workforce studies data snapshot that examines the AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access. The data showed that people living in urban areas more likely to report needing behavioral or mental health care, urban respondents report harder time finding a provider and urban respondents who accessed behavioral or mental health care reported longer travel time to their provider. Download the data snapshot 

PubMed Research


Review recent research External Link on physician projections and shortages.