Additionally, an AAMCof matriculating medical students found:
- More students indicated that having a work-life balance rather than a “stable, secure future” or the “ability to pay off debt” was an “essential consideration” in their career paths after medical school.
- Nearly 30% of new medical students indicated plans to eventually work in an underserved area.
However, Kirch cautioned, “While expanding medical school enrollment is a very positive trend, it alone will not lead to an increase in the supply of practicing physicians to address the coming doctor shortage. For that to happen, Congress must lift the cap on federal support for medical residency positions it enacted 20 years ago. Bipartisan Click here to read the entire press release from AAMC Newsto increase federal support for residency training has been introduced in both the House and Senate. Given our growing and aging population, the AAMC urges Congress to pass this legislation so that future patients will have access to the care they’ll need.”
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