As Demand For Health Professionals Grows, Strategies Emerge To Meet It
News outlets report on efforts to meet the nation's demand for health professionals -- whether in rural areas or in primary care specialties.
NPR: How One Hospital Entices Doctors To Work In Rural America
Recruiting doctors to live and work in rural America is a chronic problem. Most health centers try to attract workers with big salaries and expensive homes (Lowe, 2/2).
Reuters: Aging America Creates Demand For Health-Care Workers
The graying of America and a booming Hispanic population is driving major changes in the structure of the U.S. workforce and the types of jobs that will be available over the next decade, a new government report shows. Health care and social assistance jobs will be the fastest-growing sectors, accounting for one quarter of the 20.2 million new jobs the economy is expected to generate by 2020 (Dawson, 2/1).
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Medical College Of Wisconsin Pushes To Expand
The Medical College of Wisconsin's proposal to train as many as 100 doctors a year at new sites throughout the state would give the school a statewide presence while addressing a projected shortage of primary care physicians. The proposal, which would increase the number of the school's graduates by as much as 50%, also faces significant challenges. The Medical College announced Tuesday that its board of trustees had authorized a feasibility study on the plan. The study is expected to take at least six months (Boulton, 2/1).