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Florida could see worsening doctor shortages over the next decade, data shows

ORLANDO, Fla. — It may become harder to find a doctor in Florida over the next decade.

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Data shows that Florida could be short nearly 18,000 doctors by 2035.

Florida is ranked fifth in the nation, retaining 79% of its medical graduates.

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Medical officials have made several recommendations to retain more doctors in the state.

The recommendations include incentives for Florida medical schools and giving priority to in-state students when matching graduates to healthcare facilities.

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