Oversupply of pediatricians/subspecialists?

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Jun 27, 2013
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So I recently read some (admittedly old) studies about the oversupply of pediatricians. I couldn't find any updated data. Looking at the AAMC CiM website, and looking at the number of pediatricians (and subspecialists) per 100,000 population - it's a massive increase from 10-20 years ago! How hard do you guys think it is to find a job if you want to do some teaching too? I am hoping to subspecialize in Peds Heme/Onc or Peds Critical care. Any experiences (or updated data) would be very helpful. I am thinking about either pediatrics or child psychiatry and it's probably 55-45 pediatrics for me based purely on how much I enjoy the specialty but the demand situation may make me re-assess (no problems with demand on the child psych side).

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Jedi Ninja Wizard
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Dec 12, 2002
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There's definitely no shortage of jobs, at least not in critical care. I don't know about heme/onc, but in general I don't really see an 'oversupply' of pediatricians. I get almost daily emails about gen peds jobs available, though admittedly many of those are in more rural locations. Nonetheless, I think peds is a solid market to be in.