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New Psychiatry Residency Program Will Help With Shortage in Central Florida


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More than 600 new psychiatrists will be trained each year at the University of Central Florida. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

More than 600 new psychiatrists will be trained each year at the University of Central Florida. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

A new psychiatry residency program will help offset rising demand for mental health providers throughout Florida. The University of Central Florida says it will eventually train more than 600 providers a year.

UCF says there were more than 17-hundred applicants for six spots in the program that will train residents at Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando VA Medical Center.

A Teaching Hospital Council of Florida and Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida report that the Orlando area will be short more than 230 psychiatrists by 2025.

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