Pennsylvania Struggles To Retain Doctors, Report Says

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Pennsylvania has a strong supply of doctors, but is struggling to keep its younger, newly graduated physicians in the state, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The association’s annual State Physician Workforce Data Book ranked Pennsylvania 10th in the country for its percentage of patient care doctors, but 37th in retaining those training through medical schools, residency programs, and fellowship positions.

The report was discussed Tuesday during the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s end-of-the-year state medical political news conference.

“Considering that the report indicates Pennsylvania has the fourth highest percentage of medical school students in the country, we should be concerned that our retention rate appears low,” said Dr. Bruce A. MacLeod, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, in a statement.

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