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Riverside, San Bernardino Area Hit by Doctor Shortage

Local officials say Riverside and San Bernardino counties face a serious physician shortage that could become more pronounced as residents gain health insurance coverage under the federal health reform law in 2014. G. Richard Olds, dean of the UC-Riverside's planned School of Medicine, said the region could face a shortage of 5,000 doctors by 2021. Olds added that accreditation of UC-Riverside's medical school could help ease the physician shortage.

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