New York Times August 23, 2013
The medical community remains concerned that Texas has no long-term solution to produce enough physicians, particularly in primary care, to support the surging population. Beginning in 2014, there will be more graduating medical students in Texas than first-year residency slots available in the state, according to a 2012 report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The state’s new grants will mostly benefit hospitals looking to start residency programs from scratch, said Dr. Thomas Blackwell, associate dean of graduate medical education at UTMB. The story also appears in The Texas Tribune.