Forbes and AAMC: The U.S. Primary Care Physician Shortage Worsens

In this article, Forbes reporter Bruce Japsen reports on the American Academy of Medical Colleges annual physician workplace report, which notes the growing decline of primary care physicians in the United States year-over-year. Forbes: Doctor Shortage Worsens, Particularly In Southern States There are 91 active primary care physicians per 100,000 population in the United States, …

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The Wall Street Journal Sits Down With Our President & Founder, Dr. Leonard Glass

In this piece, The Wall Street Journal interviews our President & Founder, Dr. Leonard Glass, about the Physician Retraining & Reentry program and his efforts to positively impact the growing physician shortage. Wall Street Journal: “A Retired Surgeon Takes on a New Medical Mission” Former surgeon forms an organization that retrains retired specialists to be …

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Chicago Tribune addresses how the physician shortage will impact healthcare

In this story, written by Chicago Tribune’s Sheryl Kraft, the reporter takes a deep look at the many ways the country’s healthcare system will be impacted by the physician shortage. Chicago Tribune: “How health care will look with a physician shortage” The Association of American Medical Colleges projects that the nation will face a shortage …

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Healthcare IT: “Are retirees the answer to the physician shortage?”

Leonard Glass, MD, a retired clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, believes that retired physicians can be part of the solution to the growing physician shortage in the US. Glass founded an online program called Physician Retraining and Reentry, which retrains retired physicians to provide adult outpatient primary care. At the end …

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Recruiting retired physicians to help solve a looming doctor shortage

An online program created in collaboration with the UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty aims to help address the nation’s shortage of primary care physicians, a critical health-care issue highlighted by the Association of American Medical Colleges on Tuesday. Created by educators at the medical school and primary care physicians who are renowned experts …

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Significant Primary Care, Overall Physician Shortage Predicted by 2025

America faces a significant physician shortage by 2025, according to a physician workforce projectionreport(www.aamc.org) released by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) today titled “The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2013 to 2025.” According to an AAMC press release, (www.aamc.org)the U.S. could be short between 46,000 and 90,000 physicians overall. The analysis, …

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Hawaii’s physician shortage grew 20 percent during past year

“I would already call it a crisis,” said Kelly Withy, primary researcher for the center’s Physician Workforce Assessment. “You don’t realize how desperate it is until you can’t find the care you need.” Many patients wait months to get an appointment. In many cases — especially on the neighboring islands — people aren’t getting prompt …

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