Shortage Healthcare Workers

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wdlove, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    Massachusetts has a critical shortage of heatlhcare in the future. This shortage is also nationwide, a shortage that will have an affect on baby boomers. Boston schools has a program to prepare high school students for a future in healthcare. They partnership with Northeastern University and local hospitals. Of the students in the program 90% go on to college. The shortage is real.

    http://www.thebostonchannel.com/health/2527553/detail.html?treets=bos&tml=bos_health&ts=T&tmi=bos_health_1_12150110062003
     
  2. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    Maybe there will finally be some pressure to reform the whole medical school application process :) (too bad that's just a pipe dream)
     
  3. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    There is even a greater shortage of nurses. It will become more acute with the aging Baby Boomers. That is why they are encouraging more students to enter the health care field.
     
  4. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Hmmm

    Seems strange... I don't see why there would be an unexpected shortage of doctors...

    the # of doctors graduated each year is a pretty fixed number. More people applying isn't going to increase the number of docs. If they want to increase the # of docs, they should increase the number of spots available.

    now... there is a nurse shortage... I know that.

    arn
     

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