- 27.6% of the current physician workforce are age 60+ years old and likely to retire in the next 10 years (1)
- 32.6% of practicing physicians are women
- 46.1% of residents are women
- “Historically women have worked fewer hours than men-a trend that continues today” (2)
- 24% of
physician workforce are US IMG(International Medical Graduates)
“ resident” workforce are US IMG
- “By year
will face a shortage of between 61,700-94,700 physicians”. (3) United States
- “Thousands of baby boomers are turning 65….seniors are the population with the greatest healthcare needs”. (4)
- “The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) projects there will be a shortage of between 12,500-31,100 primary care physicians in the next 10 years…equally troubling is the shortage of between 28,200-63.700 specialists.”(4)
- More than 40,000 fully qualified doctors have not matched into a residency over the last 5 years and cannot practice Medicine without residency training.
doctors did not match on
March 17, 2016, what are they doing now?
- “With medical school and residency combined, it takes a minimum of seven years to train a doctor.” (4)