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Faculty Diversity

Faculty Diversity in U.S. Medical Schools: Progress and Gaps Coexist
In U.S. medical schools, faculty diversity is linked to student diversity and cultural competence of graduates, among other things. Even though medical school faculty diversity has been increasing overall, it has not kept pace with the diversity of medical school students or the general society at large. In this AIB, the authors examined trends in racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in full-time faculty at U.S. medical schools in the last half century; reviewed the gaps in those trends that persist; and analyzed the association between faculty diversity and matriculating student diversity to provide a current understanding of these issues. Download the AIB. 


Hospitalists: A Growing Part of the Primary Care Workforce
The term “hospitalist” was coined in the mid-1990s to identify physicians who manage the care of hospitalized patients (inpatient care), representing a shift from the care model in which primary care physicians (PCPs) treated patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings. The number of hospitalist physicians has grown rapidly in the past two decades, but they are not readily identifiable in existing physician databases. In this AIB, Medicare physician claims data were linked to the AMA Masterfile to update published estimates of the number of hospitalists trained in adult primary care specialties and the fraction of the potential PCP workforce they represent. Download the AIB. 

Featured Presentations

The 2017 Annual Address of the Physician Workforce
This data-driven presentation  highlights the most recent projections and other current data and research on trends in the physician workforce and physician training pipeline.

Exploring Resilience: What Do We Know?
Well-being in academic medicine has emerged as a critical issue facing faculty, physicians, researchers, residents, and students. With this in mind, the AAMC dedicated its June 2016 Leadership Forum to a range of topics addressing depression, resilience, burnout, and increased suicide among physicians, residents, and students. To inform these endeavors, AAMC's Workforce Studies team prepared a set of slides that summarize the literature and available data on burnout among medical students, residents, and practicing physicians. Download this slide deck  to learn more about physician, resident and medical student burnout. View more AAMC resources on well-being.

Past Featured Presentations

AAMC Consumer Survey Health Care Access

Twice each year, the AAMC fields a Consumer Survey of Health Care Access to assess access to health care services in the United States. Emphasizing a consumer perspective, the Consumer Survey complements our ongoing research on the physician workforce. Significantly, the Consumer Survey takes an inclusive approach to defining access, beginning with whether or not care is received at all, and also seeking to better understand the roles of health insurance coverage, having a usual source of care, the timeliness and location of care, and the quality of patient-provider communications. Download the data highlights .

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