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Increasing U.S. Medical School Spots Won’t Increase Physician Supply
Health Leaders Media

There are more spots in American medical schools, and more new schools starting up to feed the physician supply pipeline. But that gain is unlikely to translate into more practicing doctors because the U.S. capacity for residency programs is staying flat. That’s the summary from the latest annual survey by the American Association of Medical Colleges, which suggests a bottleneck in the system will hold back medical school graduates from getting the residency training they need, says Ed Salsberg, director of AAMC Workforce Studies.