Physician Workforce and Team Based Care


As our country’s population ages, its health care needs increase, and the demand for acute, chronic, and long-term care escalates, the need for internists trained in primary and comprehensive care of adult and adolescent patients, as well as internal medicine subspecialists, will continue to rise. Internists are uniquely qualified to lead team-based care models.

Where We Stand

The American College of Physicians supports the adoption of a national workforce policy that would help to ensure that the number and mix of physician specialties meets the health care needs of our population, including internal medicine specialists in primary and comprehensive care of adults and adolescents. We also support adequate payments for primary care services, lifting caps on Graduate Medical Education for specialties facing shortages, delivery system reforms, to encourage an increase in the supply of internists and other primary care physicians.


Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Department of Education has released changes to ease the application and approval process for borrowers looking to take advantage of this program. While the recent changes are good news, ACP continues to advocate for additional measures to improve the program.

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Physician Workforce and Team Based Care

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