How Arizona is combating the nationwide physician shortage

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

To combat the physician shortage that all states are suffering from, Arizona is changing its licensing laws, according to CNBC.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed a Universal Licensing Recognition law that makes it easier for physicians licensed in other states to move to Arizona and gain similar accreditation.

Additionally, Abrazo Health, a Phoenix-based hospital and emergency-care network, also started two new graduate medical education programs, and its first class of internal medicine and general surgery residents is now starting rotations.

The moves comes as the physician shortage intensifies in the U.S.

According to a study by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the U.S. is expected to see a shortage of 46,000 to 121,900 physicians by 2032 in primary and specialty care as the population ages.

Read the full article here.

More articles on physician issues and integration:

VillageMD raises $100M to expand primary care platform
Judge to rule on $55M bid for Hahnemann residency program
Medical board group to assume custody of Hahnemann residency records

Copyright © 2021 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars