Florida moves to keep more medical residents in state, but thousands more are needed by 2025


Tampa, FL – October 18, 2015 -­‐

She walks around the burn center at Tampa General Hospital with the confidence of a veteran physician, her long blonde hair tucked into a pink polka-dot surgical cap.

“How is everything?” she asks a patient recovering from burns to her right arm and shoulder. “Do you mind if I take a peek?”

But Dr. Alicia Billington isn’t fully seasoned — not yet, anyway.

She’s among the expanding ranks of resident trainees at Tampa General. The hospital grew its program by 5 percent this year, and plans to continue on that trajectory in the future.

Read the full story here.