Cincinnati Enquirer, February 8, 2008
President Bush's proposed cuts in federal spending to train pediatricians could spell disaster for education programs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and make a national shortage of pediatricians even worse, said hospital officials. Bush's federal budget request would cut all funding for a program that trains 4,700 pediatricians and pediatric specialists a year. If Children's loses the federal money for training physicians, administrators say they will have to choose between training fewer physicians or taking money away from patient care to maintain the program.
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