Addressing physician workforce shortages [PODCAST]




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Join William E. Fox, chair-elect of the ACP Board of Regents, as we delve into the pressing issue of physician workforce shortages in primary care. William sheds light on recent alarming statistics, including the declining interest among medical students in pursuing careers in primary care. We explore the factors contributing to this trend, such as low reimbursement and administrative burdens, and discuss potential solutions proposed by leading health care organizations. Don’t miss this insightful discussion on the future of primary care and the actions needed to ensure access to quality health care for generations to come.

William E. Fox is chair-elect, ACP Board of Regents.

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States, boasting members in over 145 countries worldwide. ACP’s membership encompasses 161,000 internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who utilize scientific knowledge and clinical expertise for diagnosing, treating, and providing compassionate care to adults, spanning from those in good health to individuals with complex illnesses. Stay connected with ACP on X @ACPIMPhysicians, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram @acpimphysicians.

He discusses the KevinMD article, “Why we all need to care about the primary care physician shortage.”

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