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Doctor shortage: New efforts go beyond tradition recruitment
Redwood Times

New efforts to address the shortage of medical providers in Humboldt County go beyond traditional recruitment methods.

On Tuesday, the Humboldt County supervisors heard from leaders of the UC Davis nursing school about a new program that trains family nurse-practitioners and physician assistants in collaboration with other health care professionals in a variety of clinical settings.

And officials in the Eureka area have contacted experts outside the area to advise them on whether Humboldt County is well-suited for a residency program, the training doctors must complete before they become licensed to practice on their own.