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Report
Diversity Resources and
Data Snapshots
January 2011 Edition
Diversity Policy and Programs & the
Center for Workforce Studies
Physician Workforce Research:
Focus on Physician Race and Ethnicity
AAMC’s Center for Workforce Studies conducted a series of
analyses focusing on physician race and ethnicity with data from its
Surveys of Physicians Under and Over 50 (two nationally
representative sample surveys conducted in 2006). The first of
three installments in the Diversity Resources and Data Snapshots
series featuring this research, results reported here focus on
physician demographic and practice characteristics.
Physician Race & Ethnicity:
Demographic & Practice Characteristics
• Minority physician numbers have been growing in the
U.S., but not as fast as the population among Blacks
and Hispanics.
• The feminization of the physician workforce has been
disproportionately non-white.
• Solo practice is no longer so prevalent among younger
doctors, with greatest shift among Asian or Pacific
Islander and Black/African American physicians.
• Black/African American physicians are the lest likely to
work part time.
Population is Diversifying Faster than the
Physician Workforce (2006)
90%
Population
Physicians
60%
30%
0%
Under 50
Over 50
Asian or Pacific Islander
(NH)
Under 50
Over 50
Black/African American (NH)
Under 50
Over 50
White (NH)
Under 50
Over 50
Hispanic
Notes: 1) Native American, Multiple Races & others excluded due to small numbers; 2) NH = non-Hispanic;
3) Population data are for individuals 25 years and over; 4) Physicians are active, patient care only
Females Entering the Physician Workforce
are Disproportionately non-White (2006)
*
80%
Black/African American (NH)
20%
75%
*
Hispanic
*
25%
Under
50
54%
*
Asian or Pacific Islander (NH)
46%
Over
50
58%
White (NH)
42%
59%
Total
41%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
Notes: 1) Native American, Multiple Races & others excluded due to small numbers; 2) NH = non-Hispanic;
3) Physicians are active, patient care only
Solo Practice Less Desirable Among
Younger Physicians (2006)
50%
Under 50
Over 50
40%
40%
36%
35%
30%
26%
23%
19%
20%
14%
12%
11%
Asian or Pacific
Islander (NH)
Black/African
American (NH)
14%
10%
0%
White (NH)
Hispanic
Total
Notes: 1) Native American, Multiple Races & others excluded due to small numbers; 2) NH = non-Hispanic;
3) Physicians are active, patient care only
Black/African American Physicians
Least Likely To Work Part Time, 2006
18%
15%
14%
14%
12%
12%
9%
6%
0%
Asian or Pacific Black/African
Islander (NH) American (NH)
White (NH)
Hispanic
Total
Percent working part time
Notes: 1) Native American, Multiple Races & others excluded due to small numbers; 2) NH = non-Hispanic;
3) Physicians are active, patient care only
Additional resources
• More physician workforce related research and data
reports are available from AAMC’s Center for
Workforce Studies:
https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/workforce/
• And from the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis:
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/index.html
• Resources on AAMC’s diversity and inclusion
initiatives:
https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/diversity/
Contact Information
For more information regarding the physician
workforce, please contact:
Michael J. Dill
Senior Data Analyst
Association of American Medical Colleges
[email protected]
Contact Information
Sarah Schoolcraft
Senior Research Analyst
Diversity Policy and Programs
Association of American Medical Colleges
202-828-0560
[email protected]
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