Bill calls for adding 15,000 medical-residency slots

06/6/2014 | Record (Troy, N.Y.), The

Three U.S. senators last week introduced the Resident Physician Shortage Act that would add 15,000 Medicare-supported medical-residency slots nationwide. The bill emphasizes slots at rural hospitals, and half of the spots would be reserved for primary care. Co-sponsor Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said that in his state, the shortage of physicians is most acute in primary care.

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