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Physician Shortage to Quadruple Within Decade, AAMC Says
Health Leaders Media

The numbers do not look promising.

According to an Association of American Colleges report, U.S. specialties will reach a shortage of 91,500 doctors by 2020. The AAMC predicts Americans will need an estimated 45,000 primary care physicians and 46,000 surgeons and medical specialists. “It’s certainly the worse [shortage] that we’ll have seen in the last 30 years,” says AAMC chief advocacy officer Atul Grover.

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