Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"BBC's World Service"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
UPCOMING
Mark Kleiman Talks Marijuana Laws
Gut Feeling: What We Learned From The Hazda About Digestion
Missing Out On A High School Diploma
RECENT
Council Votes For Horse-Drawn Carriages
Utah Keeps 'Utes' As Mascot
The Progressive Bluegrass Sounds Of The Infamous Stringdusters
Why Don't We Know Who's Behind the Kelly Cheating Scandal?
The Good Foods Of Lent
Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
How Safe Is Your Food?
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Deal Reached Between North Las Vegas And Labor Unions
Bryan Ferry (Of Roxy Music) Brings His Orchestra To Vegas
Is Tipping Obsolete?
Being Oscar
The Life Cycle Of A Mall

Would More Residencies Help End The Physician Shortage?
Would More Residencies Help End The Physician Shortage?

Listen
AIR DATE: February 25, 2014

Nevadans have been looking to a proposed medical school at UNLV to help solve the state’s physician shortage.

But some policy leaders think it’s just as important to create medical residencies that would draw students from other states, since, according to research, two thirds of medical students stay in the state where they complete their residency.

These programs aren’t cheap – according to the Las Vegas Review Journal they cost hospitals as much as one hundred thousand dollars per resident. Are more residencies needed in Nevada? And where does the state get the funds?

GUESTS

John Packham, Director of Health Policy Research University of Nevada, Reno

Miriam Bar-on, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Angela Wilde, Howard University medical student

    comments powered by Disqus
    © 2013 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
    Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.