Florida Facing Critical Shortage of Physician Specialists Through 2025

February 17, 2015 10:28 PM

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the population continues to grow, change and age, Florida will face a critical shortage of physicians over the next 10 years unless more medical residency training positions are created, the state’s top teaching hospitals announced today.

While Florida has known for some time about its shortage of doctors, a first-ever study of physician supply and demand commissioned by the Teaching Hospital Council of Florida and the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida found the shortage will grow to 7,000 physician specialists by 2025. This sh...

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