How many doctors do we need to handle the additional insured through the ACA? Dr. Atul Grover discusses the issue and solutions.
A new video from the AAMC explains the current state of residency training, presenting data that compare the number of medical students applying for training positions with the number of available residency slots.
Representing the nation’s 141 medical schools and nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, the AAMC has experts available to speak with members of the media about medical education, patient care, and research.
A future physician discusses her concerns about funding for graduate medical education as the gap between the number of medical school graduates and residency positions widens.
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Shortage of doctors by 2020: 91,500
Shortage of primary care physicians: 45,400
Shortage of surgeons and specialists: 46,100
Physicians likely to retire by 2020: 250,000
Americans entering the health care system with coverage in 2014: As many as 32 million
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