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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.

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The 2017 Update: Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2015 to 2030

2017 workforce projectionsThe 2017 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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13th Annual Health Workforce Research Conference

HWRC 2017

The 13th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference was held May 3-5, 2017, in Arlington, VA. The theme was: Working Together for Health: Aligning the Health Workforce with Population Needs. The AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference is the premier opportunity for researchers, educators, and policymakers to meet and discuss state and federal workforce issues. Learn more about the meeting.


Featured Data and Reports

Results of the 2016 Medical School Enrollment Survey

2017 medical school enrollmentThis report presents projections of medical school first-year enrollment through 2025 as well as other enrollment-related data using results from the Fall 2016 Survey of Medical School Enrollment Plans.






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.





2015 State Physician Workforce Data Book

DatabookPublished biennially, this 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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