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Physician-Scientist Workforce (PSW) Report 2014

Presentation of Findings

This report of the PSW-WG is organized as follows:

Chapter 2 provides the historical context for concern about the vitality of the workforce

Chapter 3 considers the contributions and challenges of the MD, DO and the MD/PhD physician-scientist workforce.

Chapter 4 considers the contributions and challenges of the nurse-scientist workforce, along with specific recommendations for strengthening this segment of the biomedical research workforce.

Chapter 5 reviews the contributions and challenges of the veterinarian-scientist workforce, including specific recommendations for strengthening this segment of the workforce.

Chapter 6 examines the contributions and challenges of the dentist-scientist workforce, including recommendations for strengthening this segment of the research workforce.

Chapter 7 presents the recommendations of the Physician-Scientist Workforce Working Group for strengthening the workforce overall.

Appendices at the end of the report contain technical materials that further elucidate the information presented in the body of the report.