Michigan Physician Supply and Demand through 2020
This report was prepared for the Michigan Blue Ribbon Committee on Physician Workforce and presents an analysis of the current physician workforce and forecasts the future physician workforce in Michigan. It provides estimates of the supply of and demand for physicians throughout the state by specialty through 2020. The report serves as one component of the major reform and planning effort initiated by the Committee in response to national near-term projections of substantial physician shortages, and was intended to provide useful information for policy makers, educators, and other interested parties. The full report is available on the Center’s Web site.
Physician Behavior and Practice Patterns Related to Smoking Cessation
The American Legacy Foundation (Legacy) funded the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in collaboration with the Center, to undertake a national study to assess physician knowledge, attitudes, and practice patterns related to smoking cessation and tobacco use. This report presents important information about optimizing the role of physicians in reducing dependence on tobacco and for increasing understanding of why some doctors are more effective than others in addressing smoking cessation in their practices. The report’s findings may also inform the design, development, and investment of resources in cessation initiatives at community, state, and national levels. Read the report here.
The Nuclear Medicine Workforce in the U.S.
The Center, with support from the Society of Nuclear Medicine, conducted a national study of the nuclear medicine workforce, including nuclear medicine physicians, scientists, and technologists. Surveys were conducted to learn more about demographic characteristics, education and training, employment, career paths, and attitudes about the profession. To date, the Center has completed several major reports and summary articles about this workforce. Additional reports in the series will be released later this year.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the U.S.: Findings from a 2005 Survey
This report summarizes survey responses from nuclear medicine technologists, and was recently published as an article in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology: Download report.
Nuclear Medicine Scientists: Findings and Recommendations Based on a 2006 Survey
This report presents key findings and recommendations from a 2006 survey of nuclear medicine scientists and was released in February 2007: Download report.
An article excerpting this report was published in the April 2007 edition of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology: View article.
Enumeration of the Public Health Workforce in New York: Preliminary Findings from the Pilot Study
The Center, in collaboration with the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Association of County Health Officials, recently completed a survey of local public health workers. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of the public health workforce, not only in terms of its size and composition, but also its responsibilities. The survey asked about training needs and future plans of the public health workforce in order to provide information that would better target resources available to assure an appropriately sized and competent public health workforce in the state. After pilot testing the survey, a report of preliminary findings was released last year. A full report is expected to be released in the fall. View the preliminary report.
Works in Progress…
Dentist and Dental Hygienist Re-registration Surveys
The Center, in collaboration with the NYS Department of Education and the NYS Department of Health, will soon launch a re-registration survey for all licensed dentists and dental hygienists in the state. The purpose of this research is to monitor the oral health workforce in New York. Timely data on the supply and distribution of dentists and dental hygienists in the state can inform programs and policies that increase access to oral health services for all New Yorkers. For more information, contact Jean Moore at 518-402-0250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York Medical Residents/Fellows Exit Survey
The Center is currently conducting its annual survey of physicians completing a residency or fellowship training program in New York. The purpose of the survey is to provide timely information on the demand for new physicians and outcomes of training. The survey inquires about residents’ demographics characteristics, practice plans, experiences in searching for a job, and impressions of the physician job market. This year’s survey includes more detailed questions about the factors that influence new physicians’ decisions to leave New York and pursue practice opportunities in other states. A report of survey findings is expected to be released in the fall.
Jean Moore, the Director of the Center, attended the 10th International Medical Workforce Collaborative Conference in Vancouver, Canada in March and gave a presentation titled Assessing the Physician Workforce in the United States: National and State Initiatives. Download presentation.
Paul Wing, Deputy Director of the Center, presented the keynote address at the Health Professions Network (HPN) meeting in Minneapolis in April. In his presentation, Professionalization Strategies for Allied Health, Dr. Wing described a number of strategies that health professionals can pursue to enhance their status and image in the larger health workforce.
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