The state of Idaho has a 10-year plan to increase graduate medical education in the state.

The plan would add new training programs at locations all around the state in an effort to fill gaps in rural care.

Idaho ranks “49th out of 50, both in the number of doctors per-capita and in the number of medical residents per-capita.”

If the plan is enacted as proposed, Idaho would move up from 49th in the nation to 41st in 10 years. The state Board of Education is recommending that it launch this year.

SOURCE: www.idahostatesman.com