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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.

The 2018 Update: The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2016 to 2030

2018 Workforce Report CoverThe 2018 Update: Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2015 to 2030, 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.

2016 Physician Specialty Data Report

2016 Physician SpecialtyPublished 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 43 largest specialty groups.

Data Snapshot: Patient and Provider Video Communication: Differences and Similarities in Respondent Use and Willingness to Use Video

The AAMC recently published a new workforce studies data snapshot that examines the differences and similarities in respondents use and willingness to use live video to communicate with a provider. AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access data showed the use of video communication, willingness to share difference medical information through video and the change in willingness to share medical information through video. Download the data snapshot 

PubMed Research


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