geriatricians

9:38 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Not enough future docs for the aging

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In coming years, we'll need 36,000, but we only have 7,000 right now, and not enough in the medical school pipeline.
Toward the end of each year, Christopher Langston, program director of the Hartford Foundation, undertakes a discouraging task. He wades through the statistics on graduate medical education, published annually in The Journal of the American Medical Association, and digs out the bad news about geriatrics.