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AAMC Releases New Physician Workforce Projections

A new workforce study projects significant physician shortages that must be addressed through delivery innovations, team-based care, and federal support to train more doctors.

AAMC Talks Doctor Shortage on KABC

AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the AAMC’s new workforce projections and the need for more specialists on McIntyre in the Morning.

New Resource Added on Graduate Medical Education

Learn more about graduate medical education, the physician shortage, and the specialized services medical schools and teaching hospitals provide.

Medical School Applicants, Enrollees Reach New Highs

The number of students enrolling in the nation’s medical schools has increased 25 percent since 2002, reaching an all-time high of 20,630 in 2015.

Press Contact

Catherine Probst
Sr. Media Relations Specialist
Telephone: 202-909-2077

Jamila Vernon
Public Relations Specialist II
Telephone: 202-828-0959

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Key Issues

GME Funding: How to Fix the Doctor Shortage

Learn more about solving the physician shortage through the expansion of residency training positions, the latest policies and legislation, and workforce data.

Medical Research and Academic Medicine

Discover why medical research is a critical mission for medical schools and teaching hospitals and why it is vital to preserve funding for physician scientists that are discovering life-saving cures.

Data Spotlight

Quick Facts

Shortage of doctors by 2025: 46,000-90,000
Shortage of primary care physicians: 12,500-31,100
Shortage of surgeons and specialists: 28,200-63,700
Increase in the U.S. population by 2025: 30.8 million
Increase in the number of Americans over 65: 46 percent
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