From KOLD News 13

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) – A bill moving through the legislature hopes to tackle the doctor shortage in Arizona by providing more training opportunities for medical students.

Senate Bill 1354 focuses on graduate medical education and would funnel money to five programs aimed at keeping future doctors in the state.

Dr. Robert Aaronson who works at the Tucson Medical Center said the bill would alleviate the doctor shortage in Arizona, which is considered one of the worst in the nation.

According to the Association of Medical American Colleges, only 42 percent of medical students stay in Arizona after they graduate.

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