Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | July 24, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

Young boy during a doctor's exam at the Student Outreach Clinic.

A child receives an exam at the Student Outreach Clinic on the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine campus.

UNR Med report addresses statewide physician shortage, shows growth

Doctors. They are an essential resource for impacting and improving the health and life spans of the population. However, demand for physicians in Nevada exceeds the current supply, with Nevada ranking No. 47 nationally for active physicians per 100,000 population. A new report on the state's licensed physician workforce shows promising data, with the number of licensed physicians in the state increasing over a decade (2005 to 2015).

The Physician Workforce in Nevada 2018 report, produced by the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), aims to improve health workforce planning and policy development in Nevada, designed to improve physician supply and demand.

"Data from this report documents steady growth in the number of physicians in Nevada across most specialties over the past 10 years," said lead author Tabor Griswold, Ph.D., health services research analyst for the Office of Statewide Initiatives. She cautions that "these gains have not kept pace with the state's rapid population growth in a number of specialty areas, including family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and psychiatry."

Read more about the new Physician Workforce in Nevada report.


Attention: Annual Mandated Compliance Training

All School of Medicine team members will soon receive an automated email with instructions to complete their assigned annual mandated compliance training courses through Healthicity. When your courses are assigned, you will see an email from support@healthicity.comKeep an eye out for that email, save and follow the link inside the course assignment email before Aug. 31.

Assigned courses vary according to your role at UNR Med. If you have any questions, please contact J Epperson, chief compliance/quality improvement officer.

Provide your input: Student Substance Use and Drug Testing Policy

An opportunity to help shape UNR Med policy is now available online. Please review the proposed Student Substance Use and Drug Testing Policy and provide your feedback. Comments close at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Recently approved policies can be found on the Policy Manual webpage.

Thank you for your input!

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Upcoming Events

Events for July 24 – 31, 2018

Student Outreach Clinics: General and Pediatrics Clinics

July 24, 2018 • 6–9 p.m.
General and Pediatric Clinic

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

July 25, 2018 • 12–1:30 p.m.
Principles of Harm Reduction

Town Hall & Lunch with the Dean

July 25, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Academic Faculty

ECHO Clinics: Sports Medicine

July 26, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Spine Intervention-Treatment of Spine Pain

July Portrait Session

July 27, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.

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