How Arizona is combating the nationwide physician shortage

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.

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