"U.S. medical schools are expanding to meet an expected need for more doctors due to the federal health law. With at least 12 new schools opening and existing ones growing, enrollment is on track to produce 5,000 more graduates a year by 2019.
But medical educators are cautioning that those efforts won't do anything to alleviate a doctor shortage unless the number of medical residency positions rises as well. The number of federally funded residencies has been frozen since 1997."
Its been heading this way for years now, I'd probably guess the best part of a decade. There are reports of students from the US going to schools in India to study medicine because it's 'easier to get into'. That's wrong at so many levels.
It's about time the Wall Street Journal talked about this topic because it's only going to get worse.