The AMA has no clout whatsoever to increase the number of docs, any more than the teacher's union can increase the number of teachers. The only way they can do that, is to try and influence reimbursement rates in the positive direction....ie, more pay. It's called the free market system. The fact more Americans aren't going to med school, is they see that gov't and the big blues set wages, not the free market. To many foreign docs, our salaries are fortunes, so get ready to not understand what your doc says anymore. "tank you very much...please come again!"