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2016 Snapshot: Vermont Primary Care Workforce

In Vermont, during the three-year period of 2013-2016, the number of primary care practitioners grew; however, the shortage of adult primary care practitioners continued statewide.  Primary care practitioners include physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, and certified physician assistants who work at primary care practice sites in Vermont.  The largest shortfall continues in primary care internal medicine whose practitioners care for adults.  The strongest growth was in family medicine whose practitioners care for both adults and children.  The need for primary care practitioners who care for adults was further supported by the percentage of practitioners limiting or closing their practice to new patients.  In 2016, 65% of internal medicine physicians reported limiting or not accepting new patients.

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Southern Vermont Area Information

The Southern Vermont AHEC region consists of Vermont’s five southern counties, Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham and Windsor. This region is bordered by three states – New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York. Total 2015 population for the five-county region is 232,211.

County profiles:

View the Southern Vermont AHEC annual newsletter.

Health Careers Publications

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Dana Medical Library Information for College of Medicine Faculty Preceptors (PDF)