The American Urological Association (AUA) continues to endorse the 2015 Association of American Medical Colleges Statement on the Physician Workforce [pdf]. The AUA believes the projected number of urologists-to-population ratio of the United States is inadequate to keep up with projected population growth. Existing shortages are exacerbated by inadequate numbers of residency positions and lengthening time of training. In order to meet urology’s workforce shortage, it has become necessary to meet the triple challenge of providing more urology training positions with more extensive training in a shorter duration of time. Work must be done to move the national discussion away from focusing solely on primary care needs and advocate a new focus on the entire physician workforce.
*Learn more about the projected urology workforce shortage and the challenges facing urology graduate medical education.
Board of Directors, October 2015 (Revised)
Board of Directors, October 2016 (Revised)