University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program


Primary Care Workforce

Annually, each of the three community-based Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) conducts a survey of all primary care practices in its region 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 identifies emerging workforce shortages. The Vermont Primary Care Workforce Snapshot report is a compilation published every other year using data from 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.

For more information please refer to:

2013 VT Primary Care Workforce Snapshot thumbnail


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