Texas Isn’t The Only State Having Problems Attracting Psychiatrists

The AP notes that the total number of physicians rose by 45 percent from 1995 to 2013 but the amount of child and adult psychiatrists went up by only 12 percent. With the U.S. population booming upward by 37 percent, the 6,000 or so new psychiatrists aren’t going to cut it. And they’re not evenly distributed. Full Story

Texas Gears Up To Offset Student Loans For Rural Psychiatrists

Back in April, Irving physician recruitment firm published a study that found 185 of Texas’ 254 counties lack a psychiatrist. And during the legislative session, the statehouse responded. A bill sponsored by state Sen. Chuck Schwertner, R-Georgetown, passed into law that will give cash incentives to medical school graduates to practice in underserved areas to pay down their student loan. Full Story