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Idaho governor offers limited support for physician residency plan

January 15, 2018View for printing

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is offering limited support for a 10-year plan that proponents say could increase the number of doctors practicing in the state.

Proponents of the $16.3 million plan to fund additional medical residencies say it will help pull Idaho out of its 49th-in-the-nation ranking for the number of physicians per 100,000 residents. Medical residencies are work experience programs that medical school graduates must complete in order to become practicing physicians. ... dency-plan/


Idaho is near-last in its number of doctors. This plan could start to change that.

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