Primary concern: Fewer family doctors
With fewer medical school students choosing the lower-paying fields of family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics, lawmakers and others say something has to be done to attract them. Helping students repay their loans could help fill a shortage of general physicians that one report estimates could reach 44,000 by 2025, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
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