Congressman Aaron Schock is renewing his effort to get more doctors into the workforce the same day fourth year medical students matched for residency assignments. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports.
The Peoria Republican says it was an exciting day for many new doctors, but also disappointing for those who didn’t get placed. He says the number of residency slots needs to be increased to counterbalance the current and pending doctor shortage. Schock says the American Medical College estimates a shortage of 130,000 doctors in the next decade.