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Surgery Workforce Policy Program

The Surgery Workforce Policy Program (SWPP) is housed under the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy (PHWRP) at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC. The SWPP, led by Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP, focuses solely on surgical workforce analyses and has a dedicated group of researchers who produce national data relating to the geographic and specialty distribution of surgeons, projected future surgeon supply, and issues related to funding via graduate medical education. The PHWRP focuses on a broad range of health professions and provides policy makers with evidence-based analyses to ensure the workforce is in place to meet the demands of a transformed health care system. Visit for additional information.