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The Supply Side of Medicine

The number of medical students is on the rise, and it's likely to stay that way. Most of the nation's medical schools have plans to expand enrollment, and several new schools are slated to open in the coming years. It's part of an effort led by the Association of American Colleges to increase the supply of physicians. But, according to Dr. David Goodman, a researcher at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, it's also a mistake. As detailed in the feature "The Supply Side of Medicine," Goodman argues that producing more physicians is not the answer to fixing what ails the nation's health-care system. Goodman has spoken to Dartmouth Medicine in the past about his research, and below are links to an audio interview and a video interview with him. Also listed below are just a few of the many articles and reports that have been published discussing the issue, with links to the abstracts or, where available, the full text.



A list of just a few of the many articles discussing the physician-workforce debate:

Dr. David Goodman
Dr. David Goodman

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