The number of new medical doctors in the United States has increased by more than 4 million since 2011, according to data from the American Medical Association.
And it’s growing fast.
According to the AMA, the number of medical doctors has nearly tripled over the past decade.
The numbers are particularly impressive for the cities with the largest populations, such as Los Angeles and New York City, which have seen the growth of more than 5.5 million doctors and nurses since the early 2000s.
The data also shows that cities with larger populations, like Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, are experiencing a larger surge in new doctors.
It’s clear that more doctors are needed to meet the needs of the people of the 21st century, said Dr. Robert S. Chan, director of the AMA’s Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
“We’ve always had more doctors in our country than we have people, and we’ve had to take the time to make sure they have access to the care they need, and now it’s a matter of time before we see a significant increase in the number and quality of medical care delivered,” he said.
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