by State DOC Shortage State
Until the residency deficit has been resolved, I suggest that each state “preserve” its own doctors. Currently, the “best numerical candidates” prevail in the residency match (see previous blogs). That would have to change.
The tradition of Medical Education is to “reward” the “best” students. The students with the best GPA, the best test scores, get into the most competitive schools and residencies. It’s hard to change that mindset. Every institution wants to attract “the best”. Any graduate doctor who has passed the requirements of “The Match” already is “the best”.
I recall the tuition for medical school in
Here are the dollars that
- 2013, $80 Million for recurring State and Federal funding for Graduate Medical Education (residencies)
- 2015, additional $100 Million appropriated by Florida Legislators for “Graduate Medical Education Startup Bonus Program”
- Program “Gives hospitals a one-time $100,000 Bonus for every new residency slot in shortage specialties” (1)
- The first year 66 new residency positions in seven shortage specialties qualified for the bonus” (1)
faces a shortage of 7,000 physician specialists by 2025 Florida