Updated in 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Division of Workforce and Medical Education Policy has a longstanding interest in physician reentry issues and workforce planning. An overwhelming percentage of pediatricians are women, who often take extended leaves from clinical practice to raise children and care for other family members. For this reason, the Division recognized that the issue of reentry was of great importance to the field of pediatrics.
The idea to formalize the Division’s efforts surrounding physician reentry into The Physician Reentry into the Workforce Project began in September of 2005. Read more about our Reentry Project History.