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Gov. Scott in St. Petersburg to announce $80 million grad school funding program

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a new $80 million funding program for graduate medical school education. Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a new $80 million funding program for graduate medical school education.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a new $80 million funding program for graduate medical school education. Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a new $80 million funding program for graduate medical school education.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a new $80 million funding program for graduate medical school education. Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a new $80 million funding program for graduate medical school education.
ST PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott traveled to St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital on Wednesday to announce a new funding program for graduate medical school education.

The state will provide $80 million for the program, $13 million of that will stay here in the Tampa Bay area.

The money will go to promote more residency slots for medical students at ten local hospitals. Six of the hospitals are in Pinellas county and four are in Hillsborough county.

Statistics show about 50 percent of residency students remain in the area where they do their residency.

The idea behind the program is to attract more high-quality doctors to the state, with the hope that they will complete their training and make Florida their home.

The governor says not only does an increase in the number of doctors improve the quality of healthcare, it's also a boost to the local economy because the doctors buy homes and settle down in Florida with their families.

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