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Doctor scarcity narrows as trade provides GME slots, APPs

Extra new physicians are finishing graduate medical training—an estimated 29,627 this 12 months in contrast with final 12 months’s 28,980 projection. That could be as a result of new consolidated GME reporting necessities in addition to the anticipated improve in 200 GME slots annually from 2023 to 2027 through the Consolidation Appropriations Act of 2021.

The variety of superior apply registered nurses and doctor assistants would greater than double over the following 15 years if the present progress trajectory holds, the AAMC mentioned. Almost 70% of the present APRNs present major care. These clinicians do not value as a lot to coach and might present major care at related ranges as physicians, analysis exhibits.

“The numbers are nonetheless of concern, however we do see some enchancment as GME slots and nurse practitioners are added,” mentioned Dr. Janis Orlowski, AAMC’s chief healthcare officer. “Whereas nursing faculties proceed to extend the variety

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