Education | Medical schools are graduating more new physicians than ever, but America still faces a growing physician shortage
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/05/18, 04:28 pm
Finding a family doctor could get a lot more difficult in the next 10 years.
The United States already has a physician shortage—fewer doctors than are necessary to meet patient demand in a reasonable amount of time. But it’s about to get a lot worse. By 2030, the U.S. medical system will be short as many as 121,500 doctors, according to a recent estimate by the Association of American Medical Colleges.