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Understanding the character and composition of the overall rheumatology workforce is essential to meet the challenges facing our profession and provide adequate care for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Assumptions about the future supply of and demand for rheumatologists have broad implications for training, recruitment, practice management and funding in the field, as well as our ability to provide care for increasing numbers of patients.
To address the need for current and accurate information in this area, the ACR, under the guidance of the Committee on Rheumatology Training and Workforce Issues (COTW) contracted with the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL), a leading firm in the area of workforce projections, to conduct a study of the rheumatology workforce in the United States.
2015 Rheumatology Workforce Study Report
The following 2015 Workforce Study accepted abstracts were presented at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.
Future Challenges in Pediatric Rheumatology: The Role of Graduate Medical Education (GME)
Lisa Imundo, MD
2015 ACR/ARHP Workforce Study in the United States: A Maldistribution of Adult Rheumatologists
Katrina Lawrence-Wolff, DO
2015 ACR/ARHP Workforce Study in the United States: Pediatric Rheumatologist Supply and Demand Projections for 2015-2030
Daniel Battafarano, DO
Minding the Gap: the Use of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in U.S. Rheumatology Practice to Affect Rheumatology Workforce Shortages
Benjamin J Smith, PA-C, DFAAPA
2015 ACR/ARHP Workforce Study in the U.S.: The Role of Graduate Medical Education (GME) in Adult Rheumatology
Marcy Bolster, MD
Academic and Non-Academic Rheumatology: Practice Trends and Common Barriers to Practice from the 2015 ACR/ARHP Workforce Study Survey
Seetha Monrad, MD
2015 ACR/ARHP Workforce Study (WFS): Adult Rheumatology Specialists in the United States: Effect of Gender and Generation
Chad Deal, MD
2015 ACR/ARHP Workforce Study in the United States: Adult Rheumatologist Supply and Demand Projections for 2015-2030
The 2015 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Workforce Study: A Snapshot of Academic Division Directors
Marisa S. Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH
Access to Care: The Patient Perspective from the 2015 ACR/ARHP Workforce Study
The Future of Rheumatology: Pediatric and Adult Fellows-in-Training Results from the 2015 ACR/ARHP Workforce Study
Jonathan S. Hausmann, MD