Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Trends in Graduate Medical Education and Sub-Specialization Amidst Changing DemographicsPetriceks, Aldis H. BA1; Hales, Hannah A. BS1; Srivastava, Sakti MBBS, MS1American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: May 3, 2019 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - p doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001218 Education & Administration: PDF Only Buy PAP Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics With an aging and growing U.S. population, American healthcare faces an impending physician shortage. This is important for the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), as physiatrists’ skills in managing chronic conditions and functional outcomes are especially relevant to an older population. The present study was designed to better understand the future PM&R workforce, by recording and analyzing the quantities of ACGME-accredited PM&R graduate medical education programs and positions between 2001-02 and 2017-18. Results indicated that PM&R graduate medical education has grown since 2001-02, especially in subspecialties such as Pediatric Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. However, the growth in PM&R residency positions has been three-fold lower than that of total GME. In addition, sub-specialization has become increasingly prevalent, and residency positions have declined relative to the population of older adults. The future identity of PM&R will continue to develop as professional and demographic trends shape this important medical specialty. 1Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 Correspondence to: Aldis H. Petriceks, Stanford University School of Medicine, 269 Campus Dr., CCSR 0135A, Stanford, CA 94305. Email: email@example.com. Phone: 650-796-0340. Fax: 650-498-5394. Author Disclosures: The authors declare no competing interests; no funding, grants, or equipment received for this project; no financial benefits incurred from this project; and no previous presentation of this research in any form. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.