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Faulkner medical program aims to reduce health care worker shortage
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Faulkner medical program aims to reduce health care worker shortage

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - More than 30 students will become physicians’ assistants at a medical facility from Faulkner University.Faulkner started its first physician’s assistant program this fall, hopeful to address the ongoing issues in the health care industry.“Many of them are chronic,” said State Health Officer Scott Harris. “Many of them are not easily addressed.”Among the issues Alabama faces in its health care industry, Faulkner University President Mitch Henry pointed out what he thinks is the most critical one.“We’ve been through a pandemic,” Henry said.“There’s a shortage of health care workers in this state.”Both Henry and Harris are hopeful that the university’s program can help address a dire need for workers in the state and the nation.“It will help bring in people into t...