The number of physicians practicing in the U.S. is growing slowly compared to the population growth projections over the next decade-plus, according to a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
The report, released last June, examines physician supply and demand, making projections about a potential physician shortages. Eight findings:
1. The association projects a shortage of 54,100 to 129,000 physicians by 2033.
2. The association projects a specialist shortage of 33,700 to 86,700 physicians by 2033, including a shortage of up to 28,700 physicians in surgical specialties.