University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine

UNR Program To Combat Medical Staff Shortage

Jun 22, 2018
Alexa Ard

Nevada has a shortage of healthcare workers. To combat this problem, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is starting a physician assistant studies program.

 

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

There’s a doctor shortage in Nevada. That’s why Governor Brian Sandoval is distributing $10 million to improve graduate medical training in the state. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports some of that money will go towards expanding several residency programs in Northern Nevada.

Renown Health has a received $7.5 million  from the William N. Pennington Foundation to hire and retain pediatric doctors. 

On average in the U.S., there are 15 pediatricians for every 100,000 people, but in Reno, there are less than 10 pediatricians per that many residents.

That shortage is even more profound when you look at more specialized care.