Trends in Demand for New Physicians, 2016-2019, 2021: A Summary of Demand Indicators for 31 Physician Specialties

This report presents profiles for 31 specialties. Each specialty profile summarizes trends in 5 key areas related to physician supply and demand: starting income, job offers, having to change plans due to limited practice opportunities, relative demand, and numbers of graduates. Data on starting income, job offers, having to change plans, and relative demand are based on responses to the Resident Exit Survey in New York (for the years 2016–2019, 2021). The survey was not conducted in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic disruptions to GME programs in the state. Data on GME graduates are from the annual medical education issues of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and summarize the number of residents (or fellows) completing GME training programs in the specialty in the US from 2011 to 2020.

Pang J, Armstrong DP. Trends in Demand for New Physicians, 2016-2019, 2021: A Summary of Demand Indicators for 31 Physician Specialties. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, SUNY Albany; September 2022.

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