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Georgia Health Workforce Data Collection

Organization name: Georgia Board for Physician Workforce
Organization website: www.gbpw.georgia.gov/
Organization description:

The Georgia Board for Physician Workforce (GBPW) is a state agency responsible for advising the Governor and the General Assembly on physician workforce, physician assistant workforce and medical education policy and issues. The 15 member Board works to identify the physician and physician assistant workforce needs of Georgia communities and to meet those needs through the support and development of medical education programs. The Board’s responsibilities include monitoring and forecasting the supply and distribution of physicians and physician assistants in Georgia; assuring an adequate supply, specialty mix, and geographic distribution of physicians and physician assistants to meet the health care needs of Georgia; coordinating physician and physician assistant workforce planning with state funding for medical education; and the development and support of medical education programs required to meet physician and physician assistant workforce needs. The Board has collected workforce data on physicians for over 25 years and physician assistants for 9 years. The GBPW also approves and allocates state appropriations for undergraduate and graduate medical education programs in the state and awards service cancelable loans for physicians practicing in rural Georgia. Each year the Board administers a medical school graduate survey to graduates of all five medical schools in the state as well as a GME exit survey to all graduates of Georgia’s graduate medical education programs.

Contact name: LaSharn Hughes
Contact email: lhughes@dch.ga.gov
Reports posted to website: Yes

Workforce Supply Data

Data collected for:These professions            
Data collected through:Survey that is not part of the licensing process            
Survey that is part of the licensing process              
Telephone interview              
In-person interview              
The survey is:Mandatory              
Not Mandatory            
Data collected on:Every Individual            
Sample of Individuals              
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics            
Educational background              
Practice characteristics            
Data collected at:One time only              
Regular intervals