The State of the Physician Workforce and Policy Implications - December 9

Recorded On: 12/09/2021

AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals play a crucial role in preparing future physicians who help create a healthier future for all. With the AAMC projecting a physician shortage between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034, programs that invest in training future doctors are more crucial now than ever before. This 90-minute webinar, hosted by the Group on Business Affairs Emerging Issues Committee, will kick-off with an overview of physician workforce projection data, as well as factors influencing workforce needs. Following this overview, there will be an update of current policy considerations in Washington, including the push for more residency slots. The webinar will also provide perspectives on health care delivery mechanisms, including telemedicine, and how this relates to access to care. 

Following the formal presentations, there will be time to ask questions of the speakers.

Resource: The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2019 to 2034

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Janis M. Orlowski, MD, MACP
Chief Health Care Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges

Michael Dill, MPP
Director of Workforce Studies
Association of American Medical Colleges

Leonard Marquez, MA
Senior Director, Government Relations & Legislative Advocacy
Association of American Medical Colleges


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Attendance at this webinar – “The State of the Physician Workforce and Policy Implications” will provide 1.5 hours of Continuing Professional Education credits in the area of Business Management and Organization. The program level for this meeting is basic. The delivery method is Group-Internet. No prerequisites or advance preparation is required. Participation in this webinar is free.  For questions about CPE credit, please contact Heather Sacks at

After completing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Discuss current workforce data trends and implications
  • Review policy implications related to the healthcare workforce
  • Identify opportunities at the local level to have an impact on the physician workforce
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