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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Medical School Graduates Without a Residency Offer an Increasing Concern

Atul Nakhasi, a medical student at Johns Hopkins, published an opinion piece in the October 31, 2013 Wall Street Journal (One Quick Fix to Ease the Coming Doctor Shortage, page A15). He reported that last year, 1761 MDs could not find residency positions. He thinks this situation may become worse as more US medical schools are opening (a 30% increase in the number of first year medical students by 2017) coupled with less federal funding for residency education (proposed $11 billion budget cut over the next 10 years).