The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that the U.S. will need 45,000 more primary care physicians by 2020 to treat the millions of newly insured under health care reform law. “The shortage of primary care physicians has reached critical proportions,”
PCP's Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer says the challenges facing primary care will demand collaborative action. "Through this unique partnership between PCP's grassroots network of clinicians, students and advocates and AMSA's large reach within medical schools, we've been able to ramp up the effort to spread awareness about National Primary Care Week and, more importantly, about the importance of taking primary care training and practice to a new level."
NPCW aims to focus the attention of health professional students from all disciplines on the failure of the health care system to provide equal, high quality health care to all individuals, regardless of ethnicity, race and other factors, and to provide students with the tools to address these inequalities.
For more on NPCW, visit http://www.amsa.org/
About the American Medical Student Association
AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-
About Primary Care Progress
Primary Care Progress engages local communities to promote primary care, inspire innovation in care delivery, and develop the next generation of primary care leaders. For more about PCP, please visit us at www.primarycareprogress.org.
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The American Medical Student Association is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-