US short 90,000 physicians by 2020 and 130,000 physicians by 2025

From Becker’s:

The nation will be short more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 and 130,000 physicians by 2025, according to projections by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Here are eight facts and statistics on what will cause the drastic shortage, provided by Barton Associates.

Shrinking supply

• 1 in 3 practicing physicians in the U.S. is over the age of 55 and close to retirement
• 6 in 10 physicians say it is likely many colleagues will retire in the next one to three years

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