One third of physicians in U.S. 55 or older

Shortage of physicians in the U.S. is coming.

Multiple reasons why, but one area is demographics. Physicians are just aging out. Yahoo ran an article on the coming shortage. Here’s the age issue:

A third of practicing physicians are now older than 55. Their retirement, alongside the aging population is a primary driver of the shortage, according to the AAMC, which has called for an increase of federal support for new doctor training.


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