Future Doctor Shortage

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, less than a quarter of American medical students plan to practice internal medicine and just 2% intend to become general practitioners. Researchers worry the trend, combined with an aging population, could cause an enormous shortage of first-stop doctors, especially for the elderly. A survey of students found they complained internal medicine requires more paperwork, a greater base of knowledge, and pays less than becoming a specialist.


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