Neurology workforce deficits: Is allopathic medical student recruitment the answer?

There is a shortfall of neurologists in the United States. One physician recruitment site found neurology to be the most in-demand specialty in 2018, with fewer candidates per job posted than any other field.1 This shortfall is projected to worsen in the coming years, exacerbating clinic wait times and reducing patient access to neurologic care.2 A stable minority of allopathic medical students choose to train in neurology each year, with 3.1% matching into a neurology residency in 2018.3 The assumption is that if more students go into neurology, the field would be better equipped to serve the burgeoning population of patients with neurologic disorders.

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