|Vermont Primary Care Workforce Snapshot|
The Vermont AHEC Network conducts an annual survey of all primary care practices in the state to get a snapshot of the supply and distribution of primary care practitioners (PCPs). This inventory guides AHEC’s program development to address needs of the current workforce, as well as identifying emerging workforce shortages. This Vermont Primary Care Workforce Snapshot report is a compilation of the three regional surveys.
Averaging all practitioners across the state, the overall supply of PCPs is under adequate levels, using benchmarks established by the Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee Report (GMENAC). A more refined examination of the workforce in each primary care specialty, as well as within regions of the state, shows areas of both adequacy and shortage. There is a statewide shortage of internal medicine physicians. Overall, the most significant shortage is for primary care practitioners who care for adults.
Vermont Primary Care Workforce 2016 Snapshot (PDF)
Physician Placement Services
Any physician who has trained at The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine who is seeking to practice in Vermont, in any specialty, has access to the AHEC Physician Placement Specialist, Jennifer Savage. Placement services include: letting residents/fellows know where the physician openings are in their specialty, connecting them to the appropriate contact for the opening, and letting them know about national and state educational loan repayment opportunities for primary care positions. These services are available both during training, as well as after physicians have left the University and have transitioned to practice.
Physicians interested in practicing in Vermont should contact:
Jennifer Savage, Physician Placement Professional
Phone: 800-442-3531 - Email
For more information, visit the Bi-State Recruitment Center hosted by Bi-State Primary Care Association. Or visit the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems website vahhs.org.