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Physician Manpower Needs and Research Training in Infectious Diseases

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© 1978 American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(5_Part_2):809-811. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-89-5-809
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As a result of recent and continuing studies of internal medicine manpower, data are now becoming available on training and manpower in infectious diseases. In 1976-1977, there were 121 training programs graduating a total of about 180 infectious disease specialists each year. Most funding for these fellowship programs comes from the federal government and hospital revenues. It is conservatively estimated that 2300 medical subspecialists in infectious diseases will be practicing in 1986-1987. About 55% of graduates of infectious diseases training programs plan careers in academic medicine. Information from manpower studies should be of value in the development of a national policy on the training of infectious disease specialists.





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