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Recent Studies & Reports on US Physician Shortages

The Association of American Medical Colleges has compiled an annotated listing of studies of physician shortages published in the past 10 years. In addition to national reports, state reports and specialty-specific studies are included. The medical specialties covered are:

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Medical Genetics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric Subspecialties
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Rheumatology
  • Thoracic Surgery

Source: Center for Workforce Studies. Recent studies and reports on physician shortages in the US. Association of American Medical Colleges, Aug. 2011. https://www.aamc.org/download/100598/data/recentworkforcestudiesnov09.pdf/

Related resources:

Association of American Medical Colleges, Center for Workforce Studies: https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/workforce/cfws/

US Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/index.html, and its Shortage Designations: Health Professional Shortage Areas & Medically Underserved Areas/Populations databases: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/index.html

Council on Graduate Medical Education [COGME]: http://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/bhpradvisory/cogme/index.html

Health Workforce Information Center: http://www.hwic.org/

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