TEXAS - Although many experts say the Lone Star State is facing a shortage of doctors, Texas is adding physicians faster than all but one state. Texas added 4,939 physicians who treat patients between 2008–2012, according to data released by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Only California topped that number nationwide, with 5,466 physicians added during that span.
Texas saw an 11.5 percent gain in the number of physicians during that period. Utah had the largest percentage gain of physicians from 2008–2012, at 12.8 percent.
Texas has held the runner-up position in numerical and percentage gains in physicians since 2008. The new Dell Medical School scheduled to open on the University of Texas at Austin campus will enroll its first class of 50 potential new doctors in 2016.
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