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This story was produced for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.  
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This story was produced for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.  
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There is a national shortage of physicians with residency training. New training slots at places such as Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in LA are making a small dent.
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"The reality is that many medical students, residents and trainee physicians are illiterate in the basics of public health and health policy," says Dr. Rusha Modi.
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Even if the county ever gets a medical school, it is a long-term goal years away and many low-income patients need solutions now.
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What does it take for a doctor to lose his license to practice permanently? A patient dead from "therapeutic misadventure?" A formal finding of unprofessional conduct? Advanced age? Maybe not.

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Some doctors leave the healing arts altogether and become fulltime prescription writers.

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The Bakersfield Californian recently took on one of the most ambitious health care quality projects I have seen attempted by an outlet outside of the really big markets. One reporter, Kellie Schmitt, wanted to answer two questions: whether most of the doctors in Kern County were from another country and whether that mattered.

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Are you interested in writing about medical education, research and clinical care? Or are you a student looking for a paid summer internship? We've got options for you.

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When is a doctor too old to practice safely? That depends, says Dr. William Norcross, who founded a national doctors' remedial education center and now advocates for regular testing of aging doctors for cognitive problems like dementia.

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