Doctors and medical students supporting the health care reform law gathered in front of the Supreme Court last March. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

The health care workforce has a message for Washington about health reform: It’s not ready for it.

The Association of Academic Health Centers, a nonprofit group representing the nation’s academic health centers, on Wednesday issued a report warning that the country’s health workforce has “fallen to the back burner of priorities” at the exact time there will be an influx of patients entering the health care system due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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