Day 22: State Cuts Mean Fewer Residency Slots in Texas

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Day 22: Lawmakers slash funding for residency programs in Texas, making it even more difficult for the state to meet its growing physician shortage. 

The 2011 legislative session was devastating for graduate medical programs in Texas. Despite strong opposition from organizations like the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and the Texas Medical Association, lawmakers severely cut funding for some residency ...

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