2013 MMS Physician Workforce Study

2013 workforceThe Massachusetts Medical Society's 13th annual Physician Workforce Study found that four physician specialties in Massachusetts in short supply: 

  • Family medicine  
  • Internal medicine  
  • Neurosurgery  
  • Urology  

The study showed striking differences in physician recruitment and retention among the state’s five regional labor markets. With the Boston/Greater Boston market as a baseline for comparison, the study shows that it is three times as difficult to fill physician vacancies in the Pittsfield/Western Massachusetts market, twice as difficult in the Springfield market, and more than one-and-a-half times as difficult for the Worcester and New Bedford/Barnstable regions than it is for the Boston/Greater Boston region. 

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