Arizona grants special practice licenses to medical school graduates
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is one of the few states to issue special practice licenses to medical school graduates who have not completed residency. But six months into the program, use of permits is low.
Proponents of the program say it’s a way to address Arizona’s severe doctor shortage while providing experience for medical school graduates who apply for a first-year residency program position but don’t match. to one due to an ongoing shortage of residency slots.