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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.

Featured Data and Reports

Results of the 2014 Medical School Enrollment Survey

Results of the 2014 Medical School Enrollment SurveyThis report presents projections of medical school first-year enrollment through 2025 as well as other enrollment-related data using results from the fall 2014 Survey of Medical School Enrollment Plans.

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

Complexities of Physician Supply and DemandThis 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.

It is the first comprehensive national analysis that takes into account both demographics and recent changes to care delivery and payment methods.
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2014 Physician Specialty Data Book

2014 Physician Specialty Data BookPublished 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.

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Upcoming Presentations & Events

AAMC Annual Meeting, November 5-10, 2015
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Annual Address on the State of the Health Workforce, Nov. 7

Physician-Scientist Workforce: Balancing Academic Scholarship with Clinical Care Demands, Nov. 9

Workforce and Society: How Do We Deal with the True Needs of the American Public, Nov. 10

12th Annual Health Workforce Conference, May 4-5, 2016
Chicago, Ill.

AAMC Workforce Position Statement