KPCC OnCentral: Match day – Med students in LA learn where they’ll spend residencies
In UMMA’s part of town, surveys by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration indicate there’s only one primary care doctor for every 3,900 patients. That’s part of a nationwide primary care doctor shortage. A recent congressional report said the U.S. is currently short about 16,000 primary care doctors; by 2025, the shortage is expected to grow to 52,000.
KPCC’s OnCentral covers “Match day” – the day when USC Medical Students learn where they’ll spend their residencies. UMMA is showcased as exemplifying a medical institution in an area in desperate need of doctors. Click the image below to read the full article, and use the audio-player below to hear the full story: