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January 1983

Report of the Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee and Health Manpower DevelopmentImplications for Psychiatry

Author Affiliations

From the National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, Md.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1983;40(1):97-102. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1983.01790010103012

• The federally chartered Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee projected a shortage of approximately 12,000 general and child psychiatrists by 1990. The committee's methods of analysis and recommendations have been criticized on grounds ranging from the accuracy of its data to the appropriateness of federal involvement in freemarket issues. Yet the GMENAC report appears to have contributed to a recent reversal of psychiatric recruitment trends, and psychiatrists should be aware of its further implications for clinical and academic psychiatry. We analyzed the GMENAC process as one element among many that will determine future health care personnel development trends.