Significant Primary Care, Overall Physician Shortage Predicted by 2025

America faces a significant physician shortage by 2025, according to a physician workforce projectionreport( 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, ( U.S. could be short between 46,000 and 90,000 physicians overall.

The analysis, compiled for the AAMC by IHS Inc., a global information company headquartered in Englewood, Colo., estimates a primary care shortage of 12,500 to 31,100 primary care physicians and a shortfall of 28,200 to 63,700 non-primary care physicians, “most notably among surgical specialists.