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Center for Workforce Studies

The mission of the Center for Workforce Studies is to conduct and disseminate research that informs health workforce policy and compels the nation toward the right mix of physicians, with the right skills and training, in the right places.

11th Annual Health Workforce Research Conference

Registration is now open for the Annual Health Workforce Research Conference, which will be held April 30-May 1, 2015 in the Washington, D.C. area. The theme of this year’s conference is Transforming the Health Workforce: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. The conference will feature a keynote speech by Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs.

To register and learn more, please visit our registration page.


Featured Data and Reports

The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2013 to 2025

This study, conducted by IHS Inc. on behalf of the AAMC, presents workforce projections that reflect the potential impact of a variety of health care delivery and policy scenarios, including the rapid growth in non-physician clinicians and new payment and delivery models such as patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations. It is the first comprehensive national analysis that takes into account both demographics and recent changes to care delivery and payment methods.

Download the full report 


2014 Physician Specialty Data Book

Published biennially, this Center for 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 41 largest specialty groups.

The Center for Workforce Studies would like your feedback to improve the Physician Specialty Data Book! Please complete this short six-question survey.


Recruiting and Maintaining U.S. Clinical Training Sites

This joint report of the 2013 Multi-Discipline Clerkship/Clinical Training Site Survey from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the AAMC, and the Physician Assistant Education Association, summarizes the results of a March 2013 survey sent to the dean or director of every eligible school or program in the four disciplines.


Results of the 2013 Medical School Enrollment Survey

This report presents projections of medical school first-year enrollment through 2020 as well as other enrollment-related data using results from the fall 2013 Survey of Medical School Enrollment Plans.


Academic Medicine Workforce Collection

Academic Medicine and Health Affairs collaborated to create a collection of articles on the healthcare workforce. The Center for Workforce Studies had three articles featured in the December issue.

Erikson, Clese E.; Danish, Sana; Jones, Karen C.; Sandberg, Shana F.; Carle, Adam C.

Shipman, Scott A.; Jones, Karen C.; Erikson, Clese E.; Sandberg, Shana F.

Jones, Karen C.; Erikson, Clese E.; Shipman, Scott A.


Health Affairs Workforce Issue

Academic Medicine and Health Affairs collaborated to create a collection of articles on the healthcare workforce. The Center for Workforce Studies had one featured article coauthored by Dr. Scott Shipman in the November issue.

Shipman, Scott A.; Sinsky, Christine A.


11th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference

Health Workforce Research Conference

The Annual Health Workforce Research Conference is part of the association's ongoing efforts to monitor, analyze, and advance research on the U.S. supply of physicians and other health professionals.

The 11th Annual Health Workforce Research Conference will be held April 30 - May 1, 2015 in Alexandria, Va. Registration will open soon.

For more information, please click here.


AAMC Workforce Position Statement