US faces shortage of up to 139K physicians by 2033

2021-06-14

The US physician shortage could range from 54,100 to 139,000 by 2033, driven by population growth, the aging population, physician retirement and improved health care access, according to an Association of American Medical Colleges report completed before the pandemic. The expected shortfall of primary care physicians could range between 21,400 and 55,200, and the expected shortage of non-primary care specialty physicians could range from 33,700 to 86,700.

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