New section

Content Background

New section

New section

The mission of the AAMC Workforce Studies team is to be the pre-eminent resource for physician workforce projections, data, and research, providing support and value to AAMC and AAMC’s members, and leadership to the health workforce research community.

Quarterly Workforce Updates

The Workforce Studies team will be launching a quarterly updates email in order to share exciting new research, data, and upcoming AAMC workforce events, while also seeking feedback from the workforce research community as needed. If you are interested in receiving this email, please contact

The 2019 Update: The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2017 to 2032

The 2019 Update: Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2017 to 2032, conducted by IHS Markit 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.

Featured Data and Reports


Results of the 2018 Medical School Enrollment Survey

The 2018 Medical School Enrollment Survey report examines first-year medical school matriculants over the past decade and projects first-year matriculants through 2026. This report is based on the 15th annual AAMC Survey of Medical School Enrollment Plans and data provided by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Each fall, the survey is sent to deans at all MD-granting U.S. medical schools with preliminary accreditation or higher from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME®).The goal is to inform the academic medicine community, researchers, and policymakers about trends and issues related to U.S. medical school enrollment.

2018 Physician Specialty Data Report

Published biennially, this 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 44 largest specialty groups.

2017 State Physician Workforce Data Report

Looking for a summary of your state's workforce data? The State Physician Workforce Data Report is published biennially. It provides state-specific data about active physicians and physicians in training, in a series of figures, tables, and maps that provide detailed statistics on active physicians, MD and DO students, and residents and fellows. 

Data Snapshot: Behavioral and Mental Health Care Among Urban, Suburban, and Rural Respondents: Differences in Reported Need, Reasons for Not Getting Care, and Travel

The AAMC recently published a new workforce studies data snapshot that examines the AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access. The data showed that people living in urban areas more likely to report needing behavioral or mental health care, urban respondents report harder time finding a provider and urban respondents who accessed behavioral or mental health care reported longer travel time to their provider. 

New section

Left Patch