Medical School Grads Having Trouble Obtaining Residencies

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, hundreds of medical school graduates are having trouble obtaining residencies. The failure to obtain a residency has more to do with supply and demand in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), which allocates residencies, than a student’s performance. Despite the physician shortage, there are more graduates than residencies. Medical schools have responded to the shortage by increasing class sizes, but experts say that the number of doctors will not increase unless more residency slots open.

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