PermanenteDocs Chat on the physician workforce


The United States could see an estimated shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 physicians by 2034, according to 2021 statistics from the Association of American Medical Colleges. In this live chat that occurred a week before the annual National Doctors’ Day observance, we looked at the current physician shortages, what are the causes, and what can be done to build a healthy pipeline of physicians for the future. Watch the replay above.


  • Christine Sinsky, MD, a board certified internist and vice president of Professional Satisfaction at the American Medical Association.

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