Building the Family Physician Workforce

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The Rising Need for Physicians

The AAFP is working to preserve Medicare funding for Graduate Medical Education as a means of meeting the increasing demand for health care, depsite mandatory sequester cuts.


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Meeting the Need for Primary Care

According to research done by the Robert Graham Center(www.graham-center.org), the US will need nearly 52,000 more primary care physicians by 2025.

The AAFP is working to meet this challenge by addressing a range of critical roadblocks that hinder the expansion of the physician workforce.  

Graduate Medical Education

Find out what AAFP is doing to help preserve Medicare funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) in the face of mandatory budget cuts.

Medical Student Debt

Discover what steps can be taken to help ease the heavy debt load students can accumulate from medical school tuition.

National Health Care Workforce Commission

Learn about a potential effort aimed at developing a broad, strategic plan for aligning medical education policy with the pressing needs of the country’s health care system.

Scope of Practice

Understand why the AAFP believes family physicians are uniquely qualified to lead the Patient Centered Medical Home.

Title VII

Join the AAFP in its call to support adequate funding for health professions grants for family medicine.