Wednesday, May 2, 2012
News for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Physicians
Map shows where in U.S. physicians are needed most
A county-by-county map of the United States illustrates which parts of the country have the greatest need for physicians. For example, the 17,000 residents of Clark County, Miss., do not have a single primary care physician in the area, while Manhattan, N.Y., has one doctor for every 500 people.
Geographic data firm Esri developed the map, which proves that where patients reside often determines access to basic health care. Improving access to care has long been a main priority of the AMA.
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Residents can learn how to expand their financial literacy, make smart decisions about student loans and manage their medical school debt wisely by using a resource from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the medical school financial aid community and the Organization of Student Representatives.
"FIRST for Medical Education" offers a full range of financial information, resources, services and tools. Visit the AAMC website to learn more.