What’s exacerbating the physician shortage crisis—and what’s needed to fix it

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
2:00 PM-3:00 PM CT


The U.S. is facing a shortage of between 13,500 and 86,000 physicians by 2036—a deficiency that is almost certain to be compounded by rising rates of physician burnout and early retirement. The physician workforce, like our general population, is aging, with nearly 45% of active physicians in the U.S. aged 55 and older. Addressing the physician workforce issue is crucial to ensuring patients have access to care where and when they need it.

Register for this Advocacy Insights webinar on May 22 at 2 p.m. CT to learn about how increasing residency training slots, addressing visa issues for international medical graduates, ensuring access to care in rural areas, and addressing factors impacting physician burnout—including Medicare physician payment instability and administrative burdens—can help bolster the physician workforce.


  • Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, president, American Medical Association


  • John Andrews, MD, vice president of graduate medical education innovations, AMA
  • Alexis Pierce, JD, senior attorney, Division of Legislative Counsel, AMA
  • Christopher Sherin, assistant director, Division of Congressional Affairs, AMA