The Shortage of Neurologists

Episode 54,   Dec 31, 2021, 11:00 AM

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In this episode, we spoke with Jennifer Majersik, MD, MS, chief, division of vascular neurology, and professor of neurology, University of Utah, who along with 9 other colleagues, authored a report from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2019 Transforming Leaders Program on the ongoing shortage of physicians in neurology. She offered her perspective on the challenge and how it can be addressed from an individual and institutional level.

Episode Breakdown:
  • 3:40 – Overview of the shortage in neurology
  • 5:00 – Attracting new medical students to neurology
  • 7:05 – The role of AAN and medical organizations
  • 9:35 – The role of the individual neurologist
  • 11:50 – The increase in fellowship training in neurology
  • 14:00 – The impact on patient care

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1. Majersik JJ, Ahmed A, Chen IA, et al. A shortage of neurologists – we must act now: A report from the AAN 2019 transforming leaders program. Neurology. Published online April 30, 2021. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000012111
2. AAMC Report Reinforces Mounting Physician Shortage. News release. AAMC. June 11, 2021. Accessed December 30, 2021.