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Tennessee, other states with abortion bans see drop in doctor residency applicants

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
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Fewer rising doctors are interested in finishing their medical training in Tennessee, a concerning trend for a state already facing a physician shortage that is only projected to worsen over the next decade. Tennessee last year saw a significant decrease in medical residency applications from medical school graduates entering the final phase of their training, according to a new study conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, which also found that states with strict abortion bans experienced significant decreases in applications. These states experienced decreases specifically to obstetrics and...

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https://tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2024/06/13/tennessee-doctor-shortage-worsens-abortion-ban-fewer-residency-applicants/74013565007

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