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Physician shortages have states offering perks to new doctors. Is it working?

Find out how well your state retains physicians after residency.


The competition to entice physicians to stay put is just beginning. Medical schools, hospitals and state legislators are forgiving student loan debt, establishing mentorships and doing whatever it takes to keep physicians newly finished with residency in their states.

On the high end, California—a state with many open positions—keeps about 70% of residents and fellows trained in-state. Smaller states like New Hampshire, where jobs are more difficult to find, retain 28% of doctors after training.  Data comes from the Association of American Medical Colleges’s 2017 State Physician Workforce Data Report.

Find out the strategies states are using to attract and keep physicians and explore the interactive chart of where they end up settling compared to where they finish their graduate medical education on Stat News.

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