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.
12th Annual Health Workforce Research Conference
Each year, its AAMC hosts the Annual Health Workforce Research Conference. The most recent was held May 5-6, 2016, in Chicago, IL. Please save the date for the 2017 conference, which will be held May 3-6, 2017, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.
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Featured Data and Reports
This report presents projections of medical school first-year enrollment through 2025 as well as other enrollment-related data using results from the fall 2015 Survey of Medical School Enrollment Plans.
The 2016 Update: Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2014 to 2025, 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. 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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As health systems adapt to focus increasingly on maximizing the value of care they deliver, more and more are coming to recognize the importance of improving efficiency and quality at the interface of primary care and specialty care. This report profiles three institutions engaged in referral innovations that aim for a more efficient use of provider time, teamwork, and training to improve both health outcomes and the patient experience of care.
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Published biennially, this Center for Workforce Studies report provides state-specific data about active physicians and physicians in training. A series of figures, tables, and maps provide detailed statistics on active physicians, medical and osteopathic students, and residents and fellows.
Looking for a summary of your state's workforce data? Click here for a list of state profiles.
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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.
Upcoming Presentations & Events
Learn Serve Lead 2016, November 11-15, 2016
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2017 Health Workforce Conference, May 3-5, 2017
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