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Massachusetts Lacks Primary Care Physicians, Certain Specialists

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Internal medicine and family medicine physicians are in short supply in Massachusetts for the eighth year in a row, according to the Massachusetts Medical Society's "2013 Physician Workforce Study."

In addition to the two primary care specialties, neurosurgeons and urologists are also in critical or severe shortage in the state this year.

Over the last five years, seven specialties have been in shortage in Massachusetts for at least three of the five years:

•    Family medicine
•    Internal medicine
•    Psychiatry
•    Dermatology
•    General surgery
•    Neurology
•    Urology

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St. Mary's Health System, Gwinnett Medical System Receive Funds for Residency Programs
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point to Start Residency Program

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