Demand for Physicians is Strong, But Diversity is Lacking

Crain’s Health Pulse

Physicians completing residencies at New York hospitals are having little trouble finding work, with 94% of doctors searching for work saying they had at least one offer in 2018, according to a survey by University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies.

The annual questionnaire showed that half the doctors finishing residencies were women, while only 15% were black, Hispanic or American Indian compared with 33% of the U.S. population.

“We’ve made some great progress filling a gender gap, but we still have a ways to go with recruiting more underrepresented minorities into medicine,” said Jean Moore, director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies.

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