Family Practice Physicians Shortage Looms in US
By Sterling Medical Staff
The high availability of Family Practice positions is an indication of the looming shortage in the US. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) estimates the 139,531 family practice physicians will be needed by 2020 (7). The AAFP’s projection was based on the number of Family Practice Physicians in the workforce and the total number of completed residencies in “allopathic and osteopathic schools” (1).