A New Open-Source, Dynamic Model for Projecting Physician Supply and Demand

Model Overview With a grant from the Physicians Foundation, the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research (Sheps Center) is developing a dynamic, open-source, web-based tool to project physician supply and demand and estimates of shortages in the United States. The model will be intuitive, easy to use, customizable, and freely available to all… Read more »

Trends in Graduate Medical Education in North Carolina 3-2013

Challenges and Next Steps Anticipating an increase in the demand for physician services in the near future, North Carolina’s two public medical schools recently increased their enrollment. In 2010, The University of North Carolina began to expand their entering classes from 160 entering positions to 180 positions by 2012. UNC also added regional placements in… Read more »

Physician Supply and Distribution in NC: Geography, Demography, Policy

Geography, Demography, Policy (NCIOM) Describe the geographic distribution of physicians in NC Describe the age-gender structure of NC physicians Comment on policies in other states and changes in production of     physicians Opportunities for growth and collaboration Comment on potential changes in NC    

Trends in the Primary Care and Specialist Physician Workforce in NC

Describe trends in the supply and distribution of 1) the primary care workforce, including physicians, NPs and PAs; and 2) the specialty workforce, focusing on surgeons, psychiatrists, ob/gyns and pediatricians Examine race/ethnicity of the workforce compared to NC’s population Illustrate difference in hours worked per week in patient care by sex and age Begin discussion… Read more »

Addressing “Stress” in the Health Care Workforce

Human Resources for Health The term “stress” is used to describe conditions where supply trends move differently than they have in the past Workforce problems and solutions Past and current research themes Questions to be asked    

Aligning Graduate Medical Education with Surgical Workforce Needs

What changes are needed to better align GME policy to meet the surgical health needs of the US population? Projection of future supply of surgeons for 12 ACGME surgical specialties Cartographic analyses showing geographic distribution of surgery services Synthesis of lessons learned from state-based initiatives to expand GME training    

Trends in Graduate Medical Education in North Carolina and the United States

GME is hot topic (and not just for policy wonks) North Carolina versus the United States — how do we compare? Residents trained in North Carolina – retention, specialty choice and distribution AHEC’s contribution to residency training in NC GME costs and funding Time to change the GME training paradigm?    

The Dental Workforce in North Carolina

Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Setting the policy context Trends in supply and distribution Demographic and practice characteristics Projections and implications    

Graduate Medical Education in the US

Lessons Learned from State Initiatives May 21, 2014: CMMI SIM Team Webinar Why Study States? • Most discussion has been national, our study examines state initiatives • In absence of substantive federal policy change, states are “policy laboratories” for GME innovation We sought to: understand successes and failures of state innovations identify innovative ideas about… Read more »

How Physicians Change Clinical Focus During the Course of Their Career

Toward developing a better understanding of how physicians change clinical focus during the course of their career April 25, 2014: American Board of Medical Specialties National Health Policy Forum The context: Rapid health system change underway. Much debate has centered on: numbers of physicians needed, not content of practice redesigning curriculum for students in pipeline… Read more »