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New California bills focus on doctor shortage
The Desert Sun

State lawmakers introduced a package of bills Tuesday aimed at addressing a physician shortage in the Coachella Valley and throughout California.

One would provide $15 million annually for the UC Riverside School of Medicine, which plans to open in August. The others would add more residency slots to medically underserved areas, expand a medical school loan repayment program for those practicing in shortage areas for three years, and prioritize licensing applications from doctors serving in these areas.