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Studies reveal looming shortage of rheumatologists

(Wiley) Two new articles provide insights on the outlook of rheumatology in the United States, noting that the need for rheumatologists will greatly exceed the projected growth over the next 15 years. This is due to an increasing aging patient population, a wave of impending rheumatologists retiring, and changing practice trends for new rheumatologists. Experts note that even a doubling of the number of fellows being trained would not meet the projected workforce needs in 2030.
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