Based on a set of updated projections from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the nation faces a shortage of between 61,700 and 94,700 physicians by 2025. The projected shortfalls range from 14,900-35,600 for primary care physicians and 37,400-60,300 for physicians in non-primary care specialties. The findings are consistent with earlier projections. If these shortages materialize, there are important implications for allied health professionals and other practitioners who somehow will have to fill certain gaps.
The report can be accessed athttps://www.aamc.org/download/458082/data/2016_complexities_of_supply_and_demand_projections.pdf.