Monday, August 18, 2008

Doctor shortage in Indiana by 2015

Many rural counties in Indiana have no doctors who specialize in delivering babies. Women are having to drive to other counties to deliver their children. But obstetrics isn't the only field in which there is a shortage of physicians. By 2015, Indiana is expected to have a critical shortage of doctor's, as well as the rest of the nation. According to the Times,

"To help meet projected shortages, Indiana University School of Medicine, like other medical schools across the nation, plans to increase enrollment by 30 percent, contributing an additional 360 new physicians to the profession by the time the class of 2016 graduates."

So if you're planning on becoming a doctor in Northwest Indiana, your chances just increased. Be sure to apply at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Hopefully schools across the nation will be able to address this shortage, which could be as many as 90,000 physician vacancies by 2020.

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