Blog Comments on Doctors of Osteopathic Medicines’ Growing Share of the Physician Workforce

In a blog published in Health Affairs, Edward Salsberg and Clese Erikson of the Department of Health Policy and Management at GW’s Milken Institute of Public Health discuss the implications of the reality that doctors of osteopathic medicine, or DOs, now comprise 26 percent of first-year medical students in the United States with further increases expected.  

Blog: Promising Evidence That Teaching Health Centers Can Address Future U.S. Health Care Workforce Needs

Politicians, practitioners and experts agree that the health care workforce in the United States is inadequate to meet the primary care needs of our nation. There are simply not enough doctors, nurses and other providers to meet the needs of the growing and aging United States population.

Important Data on Clinical Nonlicensed Personnel Published by GW Health Workforce Researchers

Clinical nonlicensed personnel comprise a large portion of the U.S. health care workforce, yet almost no research has examined their staffing levels in U.S. hospitals.

Publication Suggests that Doctors Trained in Teaching Health Centers Will Practice in Underserved Areas

In a new article published in Academic Medicine by Dr. Zohray Talib of GW’s School of Medicine, a team of researchers led by Professor Marsha Regenstein at the Milken Institute School of Public Health Policy and Management present what the authors view as encouraging news about the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program.

HPM Presentations at AcademyHealth Conference

Some of the HPM faculty, staff and students who attended AcademyHealth this year.

Ten GW Health Policy and Management students, staff, faculty and affiliates gave presentations or posters at the AcademyHealth annual research meeting for health services and health policy held in New Orleans on June 25-27. The conference helped showcase the vibrant and diverse research being done in the department.

Those making presentations and giving posters included: