Major doctor shortage predicted by 2032

Gamer World News Entertainment host Tian Wang studied medicine before changing careers to report on video game news.

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Wang said he is one of thousands of stories of doctors leaving their field for less stressful and more lucrative opportunities.

The Association of American Medical Colleges recently predicted the United States may experience a physician shortage of 122,000 by 2032 and in Wang’s opinion, there are multiple factors impacting the medical field.

“There's just this kind of trend in the medical industry, of this depersonalization that's been going on - and it makes you feel like you're sort of a cog in this giant health care machine that's just very easily replaceable,” he explained during an interview with FOX Business’ Stuart Varney.

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Wang also cited large amounts of paperwork, high insurance costs and even the increased digitization of health records as factors in doctors' decisions to change jobs.

“You have all of these policies that actually compromise patient care like prior authorization and non-medical switching, and they just burden you with so much paperwork - I just thought to myself, 'you know, I don't really want to do this," he said. “I've been in science all my life so I actually wanted to explore the more creative side of my brain.”

05/7/2019:

*This article was updated to reflect an estimated, looming shortage of about 122,000 physicians by 2032 per the AAMC. That number does not apply to those who are making a career change.