More doctors in the pipeline
■ An occasional snapshot of current facts and trends in medicine.
Quick View. Posted June 6, 2005
Medical schools are starting to increase enrollment in response to growing concerns of a looming physician shortage.
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By 2020, expansion plans will put an estimated 30,000 additional physicians into a work force of 972,000 physicians, bringing the total to 1,002,000. Existing and new schools expect to reach the following targets for first-year enrollment increases by 2010. Because not all plans are final, estimates were given in ranges.
Source: AAMC Center for Workforce Studies