New York

McKnight’s Senior Living

Some of the fastest-growing occupations in New York between 2016 and 2026 are expected to be positions found in senior living communities and other healthcare settings, according to an annual report on trends in the healthcare workforce in New York.

“The Health Care Workforce in New York State: Trends in the Supply of and Demand for Health Care Workers,” from the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University of Albany School of Public Health, reviewed healthcare employment trends in New York, identifies the healthcare professions and occupations in greatest demand and is meant to guide healthcare workforce policies, including decisions related to education and job training programs.

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More than 200 college students from underrepresented groups throughout New York State received a leg up in preparing for careers in medicine at the “Rx for Success: Preparing for Medical School” program held recently at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB…

…According to data from the SUNY Albany Center for Health Workforce Studies, even in a diverse state like New York, where African-Americans and Hispanics/Latinos comprise more than 30 percent of the population, they make up only 12 percent of the physician workforce.

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City & State New York

New York City’s public hospitals, which form a critical safety net for many low-income residents, are facing a shortage of doctors who work in primary care, the day-to-day physicians with whom patients make first contact, such as those in family practice, pediatrics and internal medicine.

There is no shortage of primary care doctors in the state as a whole, according to a 2018 report from the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany. But New York’s doctors are poorly distributed, with almost a third of the state’s population living in a federally designated health professional shortage area – including many in poorer areas of New York City, such as East New York, Brownsville and Washington Heights.

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Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health

Researchers at the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) analyzed starting salary trends for physicians who completed graduate medical education (GME) training in New York over the past 15 years. Using data drawn from its annual Resident Exit Survey, researchers found that despite the growing percentage of women completing training in the state’s GME programs, pay gaps between newly trained male and female physicians persist and are in fact widening. Findings from this study are detailed in a recent research brief, “Gender Pay Gaps Widen for Newly Trained Physicians.

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Pharmacy Choice

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today launched a major effort to urge his colleagues in both the Senate and House of Representatives to immediately pass the Physician Shortage Act of 2017. Schumer explained that this critical legislation will add 15,000 more Medicare-supported residency training slots for doctors, helping to ensure teaching hospitals can train enough physicians to meet the growing demands for physicians as our nation is already in the midst of a doctor shortage. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the U.S. is expected to face a shortage of up to 43,100 primary care physicians and 61,800 specialty physicians by 2030…

…Additionally, a recent major report for the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWSNY) found that providers are unevenly distributed across New York, with the Southern Tier often having far fewer physicians than it needs.

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Becker’s Hospital Review

For newly trained physicians in New York, the pay gap between men and women is growing, with male physicians making nearly $27,000 more on average in their starting incomes than their female counterparts, according to the Center for Health Workforce Studies.

“As has been observed in the general labor workforce, even as women have become a greater proportion of physicians in the workforce, the gender disparity in income has persisted and is growing,” the study authors wrote.

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Healthcare Finance

Pay gaps between newly-trained male and female physicians in New York are persisting, according to the Center for Health Workforce Studies. What’s worse is that, despite the growing percentage of women completing training in the state’s Graduate Medical Education programs, these pay gaps are actually widening over time.

The number of women completing a GME program in New York has been steadily increasing for a couple of decades. Between 1998 and 2016, the percentage of female GME graduates in the state grew from 36 to 48 percent, according to the Center for Health Workforce Studies. Currently, New York trains more than 16,000 physicians, and about 5,000 annually complete a training program in the state.

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A study that looked at new physicians in New York state had discouraging news for female doctors.

The research (PDF) found that not only have differences in pay persisted between newly trained male and female doctors, the gap has grown over time.

While the number of women doctors completing training has steadily increased, the pay gap between men and women in 2016 was more than $26,000 after taking into account factors such as specialty, setting, practice location and patient care hours, researchers at the University of Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies found. The center analyzed trends in starting salaries for physicians who completed graduate medical education training in New York over the last 15 years.

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Nurse Practitioners in New York are gravitating to areas around the state with the greatest healthcare need, according to a new report by UAlbany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies. With an estimated 13,000 active nurse practitioners (NPs) practicing in New York, the profession features a wide regional variation in their distribution, according to the report. Statewide, about 43 percent of NPs are working in federally designated primary health professional shortage areas (HPSAs). Among rural NPs, the figure jumps to nearly 70 percent.

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The Exit Survey, conducted annually since 1998 (excluding 2004 and 2006), provides an overview of the outcomes of training and the demand for new physicians. Among the key data points tracked by the survey include physician job market assessments, demand based on areas of specialization, and the likelihood of physicians practicing in New York after completing training.

The demand for primary care physicians has outpaced demand for specialists every year since 2008. Primary care physicians were less likely than their specialist counterparts to report difficulty in finding a satisfactory job; they received more job offers than specialists and had a more positive assessment of the regional job market. Also of note, the average increase in median starting income was four percent for primary care physicians versus 3 percent for specialists from 2012 through 2016.

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