More Investment in Graduate Medical Education Will Improve Physician Supply

Projected physician shortage is better than the last report of 2021

  • Drivers of physician demand are population growth and aging.
  • Physician shortage projects are smaller than in the last report of 2021.
  • Graduate medical education (GME) funding limits contribute to the bottleneck.
  • Lifting the federal statutory cap on Medicare support for GME will help alleviate the projected shortage.


Association of American Medical Colleges. New AAMC Report Shows Continuing Projected Physician Shortage. Accessed May 20, 2024.