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Doctor shortage looming? Foreign physicians may be the answer
Los Angeles Times

Got doctors? By 2015, the United States will be short about 63,000 physicians and about 33,100 cardiologists, oncologists and emergency-medicine specialists, according to the Assn. of American Medical Colleges.

The association originally predicted a shortfall of 39,600 doctors but revised that figure up on Sept. 30 after considering a projected 36% spike in Americans 65 and older and the expected retirement of a third of physicians nationwide in the next decade.