ABOUT THE LOOMING SHORTAGE OF PRIMARY-CARE PHYSICIANS IN THE US

International medical graduates are good for America By Fred M. Jacobs P. 12 ; Doctors are becoming an endangered species. By 2030, the United States could be short 43,000 primary-care physicians. U.S. medical schools have acknowledged the problem, but they’re not doing much to solve it. Among last year’s graduates of American M.D. programs, fewer than 9 percent went into family-medicine residencies. Yet, these institutions are trying to keep graduates of international medical schools –…

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