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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.

12th Annual Health Workforce Research Conference

12th Workforce Conference

Registration is now open for the 12th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference, which will be held May 5-6, 2016, in Chicago, IL, with preconference sessions on May 4. The theme this year is: Getting to the Workforce We Need. The conference will feature a keynote speech by Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., University of Utah Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Dean of the School of Medicine, and CEO, University of Utah Health Care.

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Featured Data and Reports

The 2016 Update: Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2014 to 2025

Complexities of Physician Supply and DemandThe 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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Innovations at the Interface of Primary and Specialty Care

Innovations ReportAs 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.
Click here to read a Reporter article to learn more about this important work.


2015 State Physician Workforce Data Book

DatabookPublished 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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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.




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

12th Annual Health Workforce Conference, May 5-6, 2016
Chicago, Ill.
Registration is now open! Click here for more info.


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