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December 07, 2009

Adequacy of the Supply of Pediatric SubspecialistsSo Near, Yet So Far

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163(12):1160-1161. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.215

The article by Mayer and Skinner1 illustrates how far we have come in addressing pediatric medical subspecialty workforce shortages in the United States. Addressing the subspecialty shortage is integrally tied to career interest in pediatrics.

Most individuals entering residency in pediatrics have not decided whether primary care or subspecialty care lies in their future. With a few exceptions, one must complete training in general pediatrics prior to entry into subspecialty training. Thus, the early interest of those completing medical school in the primary care field of pediatrics is critical to the eventual supply of pediatric subspecialists.

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