AAMC predicted a deficit of 45000-121000 physician shortage by 2032. They have managed to increase medical school enrollment, but why can't they increase Residency spots—factor in a pandemic like now.
There are at least 10k grads(us, non-us, foreign) who have gone unmatched. These are the folks who qualified to participate in Residency, meaning done with the board tests and ready for Residency.
There is a bill in the Senate; no one seems to care. Even that is far too low. It's a bipartisan issue for Christ's sake. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/348
Why can't they act fast in these times? Not focusing on the significant issues that will kill Americans by the thousands. Gov. Cuomo also said we need doctors ASAP.
Italy graduated their final year grads. Could they do that in the US, which would increase the workforce by 30,000, so that would be 2 batches of PGY1s but how will they pay for that, a lot of those supposed soon to be final year students still have their board tests to finish still.
Proactive Reaction is needed than being Reactive. Why isn't the government taking steps?
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