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More residency positions needed to combat a physician shortage

Residency Program Insider, April 23, 2015

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The Pennsylvania Joint State Commission suggested increasing the number of residency positions in the state in its recent report of recommendations of how to tackle a projected physician shortage.
 
The state currently has about 38,000 active physicians but half of them are age 50 or older and about a quarter are 60 or older and will need to be replaced. The commission also recommended establishing a pipeline program to prepare students for careers in medicine and recruiting international medical graduates to help replace the aging physicians.
 
Source: Philadelphia Business Journal



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