The Real Story: Doctor shortage alert

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HARTFORD - A new phenomenon that could make the growing shortage of primary care physicians even worse - a growing shortage of residency slots at hospitals is keeping some medical school graduates from launching their careers. They cannot practice medicine until they have completed such a program. This year, more than 2,000 grads, nationally, found themselves with nowhere to go, and student loans to pay off. Why is this happening, and what can be done to correct it? Al and Jenn discuss with their guest, Dr. Bruce Koeppen, founding dean of Quinnipiac University School of Medicine.

For more on the issue, read Dr. Koppen’s op-ed for The Hill here.