Wing P, Forte GJ, Dionne MG, Christina JR. Projections of the supply of and demand for podiatric physicians in the United States, 2005 to 2030. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 2008;98(4):330-336.
An unanticipated decrease in applications to podiatric medical schools in the late 1990s has resulted in a decline in the number of podiatric physicians per capita in the United States. This study explores the implications of five possible scenarios for addressing this decline. The growing supply-demand gap revealed by this study will be an important challenge for the podiatric medical profession to overcome during the next couple of decades.