There will be enough residency slots to go around, new study says

Claims of an impending residency shortage for U.S. doctors may be overblown, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

"Residency slots will continue to exceed the number of U.S. medical graduates seeking them for at least the next decade," the George Washington University researchers wrote in an announcement. In 2024, they project there will be 4,608 more residency openings than U.S. medical graduates to fill them.

Recent medical school graduates may not do their residencies in the United States, the authors noted, but in developing nations, where the need for physicians is more urgent. >> Read the full FierceHealthcare report