“Projections from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) anticipate a massive shortage of physicians in the U.S. within 12 years. At the same time, however, the most recent data from the AAMC shows that the physician workforce does not look like the nation’s increasingly diverse patient population:
- Hispanic people make up 18.5% of the U.S. population, but only 5.8% of the physician workforce.
- Black people are 13.4% of the population, but 5% of the physician workforce.
- Native Americans or Alaska Natives make up 1.3% of the U.S. population, but 0.3% of physicians.
With these figures in mind, can building a more diverse physician workforce help address the projected shortage?”
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