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The Need for Latino/Hispanic Doctors
The Need for Latino/Hispanic Doctors

The U.S. is currently the 2nd largest Spanish speaking country in the world, but by 2050 will be the largest. The Hispanic population will continue to grow in the U.S. while the number of Spanish speaking physicians is expected to decrease. As the diverse health needs of the Hispanic population grow, so does the need for doctors who can understand them. 

A UCLA study states that, Hispanics make up for 4.8 percent of all physicians in California, while making up 30.4 percent of the state's population; the same study projected that the number of Latino physicians in California would decrease 6 percent by 2020. 

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