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Medical School Enrollment Forecast Tempered by Residency Concerns
Health Leaders Media

Medical schools will boost enrollment 30% by 2017 to ease the nation’s physician shortage, but that won’t do much good if the federal government won’t provide funding to expand residency slots, a new survey of the nation’s medical school deans finds.

“Our medical schools have fulfilled their commitment toward taking the first step in addressing the physician shortage,” says Christiane Mitchell, director of federal affairs for the Association of American Medical Schools.