Peoria Public Radio Staff
Fri August 8, 2014
Area medical students have ‘white coat’ ceremony
“Peoria’s located in an area where we expect to see progressive shortages, particularly in many of our surrounding communities. So one of our goals is to help prepare our students to have career interests that will match into the needs of our community and needs of Illinois.”
By 2020 the country will likely see a shortage of 90,000 primary care physicians, surgeons and other specialists. 60-percent of the primary care physicians in the Peoria-area attended the U of I College of Medicine Peoria Campus or are trained in a program sponsored by the school.