A study by the Association of American Medical Colleges showed that the growing gap between the number of doctors in Florida preparing to retire and the number of new doctors training in Florida's medical schools may create a physician shortage in the state. Researchers noted that 29.4% of doctors in Florida were 60 and older, higher than the national average of 26.5%; the state's average numbers of medical students and trainees per 100,000 residents are below the national average.

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