Louisiana's financial instability effecting doctor training programs

Already facing a shortage of primary care physicians, Louisiana's ongoing budget troubles are endangering the future of the state's medical training programs, according to the Star Tribune. Worried about the financial stability of residency training programs at Louisiana's hospitals, top medical school graduates are going elsewhere. "Most residents stay in the state where they train, so if we lose a student, say, to Mississippi or Alabama for residency, there's a good chance they're not going to come back to Louisiana," said Bahnsen Miller, M.D., an internal medicine physician who was a chief resident last year at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Article

 

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