Physician workforce shortages, especially in primary care, are projected through the next decade and beyond. Understanding trends in demand for physicians by specialty can help policy makers anticipate and address current and future shortages. This report presents demand indicator 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 2017 to 2022).
Citation: Pang J, Armstrong DP. Trends in Demand for New Physicians, 2017-2022: A Summary of Demand Indicators. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, SUNY Albany; September 2023.