A growing shortage of primary care physicians in the United States has been a frequent topic in the news lately, and this infographic sums up the situation really well.
Here are some highlights from the infographic:
- Only 32% of doctors are primary-care physicians. The remaining 78% of doctors are specialists.
- By 2015, the US will be nearly 63,000 doctors short of the demand necessary.
- The percentage of the US population age 65 and older is increasing steadily, boosting demand for more primary-care physicians
Here’s why this is important
The demand for doctors is rising steadily, so if you’re on your path to medical school right now, you can be certain that there will be plenty of jobs in medicine waiting for you when you become a doctor.
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