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After Caring For COVID-19 Patients For A Year, Graduating ER Residents Can't Find Jobs05:29
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The emergency room entrance at the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Santa Clarita, California. (Jason Redmond/AP)
The emergency room entrance at the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Santa Clarita, California. (Jason Redmond/AP)

Throughout the pandemic, we've applauded the health care workers who've put their lives in danger to treat COVID-19 patients.

But there's also been an unexpected consequence for some of the young physicians working long hours in the country's emergency rooms over the last year: Graduating emergency medicine residents cannot find jobs. With patient volume in emergency rooms down and hospitals recording record financial losses, employment prospects for these doctors are grim.

Host Callum Borchers discusses the issue with Dr. Mark Rosenberg, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

This segment aired on January 14, 2021.

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