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AI to the Rescue

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America is facing a health care crisis primarily due to its aging population. Physician shortages have come to the forefront recently, as many hospitals are overwhelmed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In truth, our looming physician shortage is a generation in the making, as baby boomer doctors retire in droves. This is all occurring as lifespans are increasing--hence, there are fewer doctors to treat more patients. Exacerbating the problem is that medical schools are not churning out medical students fast enough due to capacity constraints, and it takes 12 to 15 years to train a doctor. Today, more than half of active physicians are older than 55, and by the year 2032, the Association of American Medical Colleges projects a shortfall of 122,000 doctors in the United States.