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More federal funds dedicated to addressing physician shortage

Residency Program Insider, August 25, 2009

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The Department of Health and Human Services will distribute $200 million in programs that will train about 8,000 physicians and other healthcare workers by then end of 2010, according to an Aug. 21 article in American Medical News.

Of the $200 million allocated, $80.2 million will go to medical schools and other institutions for scholarship, loan repayment programs, health professionals, and faculty. Additionally, $47.6 million will be dedicated to primary care training programs for residents, medical students, physician assistants, and dentists. Fifty million dollars will be used for equipment purchases for training programs.



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