If you put out a call for geriatricians in the US, you are not likely to get many responses.   According to a report from the American Geriatrics Society [see article in the Washington Post], the US faces a nationwide shortage of doctors who specialize in geriatric medicine, trained to understand how an elder’s mind and body work differently from the younger generations.

And as the elderly population grows, the disparity between the number of geriatricians needed and those available will only grow.   One reason cited for the low number of doctors choosing geriatric medicine is the disparity in income, with those selecting other specialties often earning two to three times more income.
Is your country facing a similar shortage of doctors in geriatric medicine?  Please share with us your thoughts and experiences.

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