Advanced practice providers are projected to be a key delivery mechanism of health care into the future. The need for qualified advanced practice providers is greater than ever.
According to most projections:
- By 2014, approximately 25 percent of all physician jobs will be unfilled within the United States.
- There will be a shortage of 150,000 advanced practice providers by the year 2025.
- Baby boomers number approximately 78 million, and are likely to be the largest consumers of medical care until at least the year 2035.
Specialty Options Available to Advanced Practice Providers at UPMC
UPMC relies greatly on its advanced practice providers to deliver quality patient care.
There are a number of specialty options in which APPs can practice.
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Critical Care Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Plastic Surgery
- Family Medicine
- Physical Medicine and Rehab
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Internal Medicine
- Women's Health