Maxed out on doctors; Medical residency program to have full complement of physicians for the first time

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With the announcement of its third class of physician residents last Friday, the Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency Program has reached a milestone.

For the first time since it began in 2014 as a means of addressing Hawaii Island’s doctor shortage, it will have a full complement of doctors: 12 in all.

“It’s huge,” said program director Dr. Mary Nordling.

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