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


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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