More than 120 medical schools and teaching hospitals have offered to work with federal officials to address Ebola and have expressed support for a robust, sustained investment in these efforts.
According to data released by the AAMC, the number of students who enrolled in the nation's medical schools in 2014 has reached a new high, indicating a continued interest in careers in medicine.
AAMC discusses the physician shortage and how it is affecting health care across the nation in a C-SPAN episode of Washington Journal.
Learn more about graduate medical education, the physician shortage, and the specialized services medical schools and teaching hospitals provide.
An editorial endorsed the need for more federally funded residency slots to provide clinical training for medical school graduates to help alleviate the nationwide doctor shortage.
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Shortage of doctors by 2025: 130,600
Shortage of primary care physicians: 65,800
Shortage of surgeons and specialists: 64,800
Physicians likely to retire by 2020: 250,000
Americans entering the health care system with coverage in 2014: As many as 32 million